6 Ways Walmart’s Response to The New York Times Is Dishonest or Misleading

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | 2 Comments

This was initially posted by the AFLCIO. A New York Times op-ed by Timothy Egan criticizing Walmart drew a response from the corporate giant that Ari Rabin-Havt at Slatecalled “juvenile.” That’s a nice way to say that the self-serving response is either wildly misleading or just plain dishonest in defending the country’s largest employer against […]

At Yahoo’s Shareholder Meeting, Walmart Workers Call on Marissa Mayer to Help Improve Jobs, End Illegal Retaliation

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | One Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 At Yahoo!’s annual shareholder meeting, Walmart Moms, Workers Call on Walmart Board Member Marissa Mayer to Help Improve Jobs, End Illegal Retaliation Group questions deepening ties between Walmart and Yahoo! as the retailer faces federal investigations for bribery and treatment of workers  SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Today, at Yahoo!’s annual […]

Walmart Moms Attend White House Summit on Working Families

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

This was initially posted by the Retail Justice Alliance. You can watch a recent video interview on this topic here. This week, Walmart moms who are members of the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) attended the White House Summit on Working Families.  They spoke with attendees about their concerns regarding the retail […]

Walmart Moms Invited to White House Summit on Working Families

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | 2 Comments

Washington, DC (June 19) — Twelve Walmart moms—many who were on strike earlier this month—are attending the upcoming White House Summit on Working Families on Monday. The group will speak with attendees about their concerns regarding the economic crisis the country’s largest employer of women is creating for them and others in America. The financial […]

Walmart Mom: I’m Attending the White House Summit on Working Families

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | 5 Comments

As a 25 year old single mother I know the realities of trying to survive on low wages. I live with my five-year old son in Chicago and I work for Walmart, the world’s largest private employer and a company that made over $16 billion in profits last year.  In the nine short months I […]

Walmart Worker Actions Lead to Calls for Change at Walmart Shareholders’ Meeting

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Last week, Walmart moms led workers on strike against Walmart’s silencing of workers in 20 cities nationwide. These strikes, in conjunction with growing calls for change from within the company have caught the attention of Walmart shareholders and customers alike. Amidst protests by striking workers, many shareholders voted against the election of directors, increases in […]

Walmart Grandmother & Striker Speaks at Walmart Shareholders’ Meeting

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | 2 Comments

Last Friday, Walmart faced increasing calls for change from workers and shareholders alike. Among dissenting voices, Walmart worker Charmaine Givens-Thomas presented a resolution at Walmart’s shareholders’ meeting calling for Walmart heir and current board chair Rob Walton to be replaced by an independent chair. In front of thousands of people, she raised issues about how […]

Walmart Faces Increases in Votes for Changes in Leadership, Governance

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Vote against Board Chair Continues to Increase; Challenge to Executive Compensation Package Grows Fayatteville, AR — Analysis of an early release of vote counts from the Walmart annual shareholder meeting show an increase in independent investor votes against current leadership of the company and in opposition to its executive compensation package, along with increased support […]

At Walmart’s Annual Shareholders Meeting, Shareholders Vote for Change of Course and New Leadership

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Press Releases, updates, Walmart Watch Blog | One Comment

Investor Unrest Grows with Falling Sales, Continuing Out-of-Stock Issues, Escalating Legal Problems. New Poll Confirms Poor Worker Treatment Hurting Company’s Sales Fayetteville, AR –Sending a message to the Walmart heirs who control the company, a growing number of institutional investors, independent shareholders, analysts and advisors are raising concerns – and proposing changes – at Walmart’s […]

Workers, Investors Call for Accountability

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in updates, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Today, Walmart hosted its annual Sharholder’s Meeting in its hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas. As additional cities across the country joined the national strikes of Walmart moms and working families, Walmart worker-shareholders attended the event after a week of protests. Inside, the pep rally and parade of stars and performers was interrupted by serious notes on […]

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