WALMART WORKERS ANNOUNCE BLACK FRIDAY STRIKES

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Tens of thousands of teachers, voters, clergy, environmentalists, civil rights leaders to join workers at 1600 protests, calling on Walton family to pay $15 an hour and provide full-time work NATIONWIDE – In the wake of the first-ever sit down strike at Walmart, members of OUR Walmart announced today that they will strike across the […]

#WalmartStrikers Hold First-Ever Walmart Sit-Down Strikes, Protesters Arrested

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in updates, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

In a clear indication of mounting frustration with Walmart and the Walton family’s failure to respect workers’ rights, Walmart workers in California have gone on strike. Today, Los Angeles Walmart workers participated in their boldest action to date: the first-ever sit-down strike at a Walmart store. Workers entered the store at approximately 11 a.m. and […]

BREAKING: WALMART WORKERS HOLD SIT IN AT LOS ANGELES STORE

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Workers in Southern California Begin First Sit-Down Strike in Company History to Protest Retaliation — ***Follow the conversation at #WalmartStrikers and watch live stream at Blackfridayprotests.org***   LOS ANGELES – OUR Walmart members, some of whom were part of the first Walmart strike in October 2012, have just sat down near registers and next to racks […]

Walmart Worker Reacts to Q3 Earnings Report

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Overview of Walmart’s third quarter sales report: WMT US reported positive same store sales for the first time in seven quarters, but customer traffic fell 0.7%, the eighth consecutive quarter with fewer customers, meaning the company achieved positive comp sales by raising prices Inventories at WMT US grew faster than sales for the ninth consecutive […]

The Fight for 15: More Important Now Than Ever

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in updates | No Comments

In early October, Walmart workers with the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) launched a petition calling for $15 an hour and access to full-time work. The petition spread rapidly. Workers from more than half of Walmart’s 4,000 stores have signed on representing every state in the nation, DC and Puerto Rico. Community […]

Workers and Taxpayers Deliver Petition For $15 and Full Time to Walmart’s Owners

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in updates | No Comments

Last week, 42 Walmart workers and community members were arrested during protests calling for $15 an hour and access to full-time work in front of the buildings where Walmart’s owners live and work. The petition, which was signed by more than 1,700 Walmart stores across the country at the time, was delivered to Rob Walton’s […]

WALMART WORKERS, TAXPAYERS ARRESTED CALLING FOR WALMART OWNERS TO STOP ROBBING AMERICA

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Group calls on Walton family to stop taking advantage of taxpayer programs to support low-wage model & instead, pay workers $15 an hour and provide full-time work  If the Waltons fail to respond, protestors promise to return to Walmart stores on Black Friday  New York and Washington, DC – Forty-two Walmart workers and their supporters […]

Walmart Workers, Community to Call on Walmart Heirs to Stop Robbing America

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Originally posted by the Retail Justice Alliance As the gap between the rich and poor continues to grow, Walmart workers who are members of the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) are calling on the company to take responsibility for its role in creating an economy that benefits the wealthy few while more […]

Call Walmart Now and Tell the Company Women Shouldn’t Be Fired Just for Being Pregnant

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

This article was originally posted by Jobs with Justice. It’s been more than six months since Walmart, which was under pressure from associates and women’s organizations, agreed to change its pregnancy policy to provide basic accommodations for employees experiencing complications with their pregnancies. But a Walmart store in Chicago reveals the company has fallen far short of […]

Walmart Running Illegal PAC Scheme, Watchdog Groups & Employees Charge in FEC Complaint

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Company Tries to Leverage Economic Power in Political Sphere WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wal-Mart is running an illegal scheme to prod employees into contributing to its political action committee, circumventing a federal law that bars companies from putting corporate funds into political campaigns, Public Citizen, Common Cause and two Walmart employees and shareholders charged today. In a […]

Load More