UFCW International President Marc Perrone Calls Out Walmart in Hill Op-ed

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in updates, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

In an op-ed posted today in The Hill , UFCW International President Marc Perrone writes that it’s “Time to change our reliance on low-wage, part-time jobs.” President Perrone writes that in today’s economy, far too many working families are being forced to work multiple, low-wage jobs in order to make ends meet, thanks to employers cutting hours […]

Workers Launch Second Legal Action Against Walmart

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 10th As Walmart Announces Plans to Reopen the Pico Rivera Store, WORKERS LAUNCH SECOND LEGAL ACTION AGAINST COMPANY  Supported by elected officials, clergy and community members, OUR Walmart members allege Walmart discriminated against them in transfer process NATIONWIDE  – Today Walmart workers with the help of the UFCW, Making Change at […]

Walmart Workers Protest Store Closures, Retaliation

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   OAKLAND, CA – Today, Walmart workers and supports protested outside of the Walmart store in Oakland where Walmart CEO Doug McMillon was expected to be making a store visit. While McMillon never showed up, the protestors called on him to stop retaliation against workers who speak out about low wages and […]

An Expensive Scandal

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Walmart’s costs of complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act continue to mount. Total costs to the company have now been reported to top an astounding $650 million, proving that it doesn’t pay to cheat. In 2012, news broke of a vast bribery case reaching the top levels of Walmart. Company officials allegedly paid $24 […]

Walmart Workers Protest Store Closures in NY, CA & FL

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2015 ON HEELS OF LEGEAL ACTION AGAINST WALMART’S RETALIATORY STORE CLOSINGS, WORKERS PROTEST ACROSS COUNTRY Undeterred from the fight for $15, community supporters join laid off workers in holding demonstrations in New York, San Francisco and Tampa Groups call on Walmart to reinstate laid off workers NATIONWIDE — This evening, […]

OUR Walmart Statement on $12 By 2020 Proposal

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

The following is a statement from Sacramento Walmart worker Shannon Henderson on the $12 by 2020 minimum wage proposal. “We are encouraged to see that our elected leaders are beginning to hear our calls for change and discussing wages and inequality in our country. While $12 by 2020 would be a good first step, it […]

Despite History of Pay Inequity at Walmart, Company Strikes Resolution From Proxy

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2015 DESPITE HISTORY OF PAY INEQUITY AT WALMART, COMPANY STRIKES SHAREHOLDER RESOLUTION FROM PROXY BALLOT Workers, shareholders and women’s groups say they will continue to raise the issue of gender pay inequity at Walmart NATIONWIDE — The Securities and Exchange Commission granted Walmart “no action” relief, allowing the company to […]

LIVESTREAM: Walmart Workers, Community Speak Out About Retaliatory Closure of Pico Rivera Store

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in updates | No Comments

WATCH at 3:00pm ET / 12pm PT: Reacting to the sudden closure of 5 Walmart stores, including one in Pico Rivera, CA, Walmart workers are holding a press conference on Monday at noon PDT. Last Monday, workers at the store – with one of the most vocal OUR Walmart memberships in the country – were told […]

Following Retaliatory Closures, Walmart Workers Take Legal Action

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2015 FOLLOWING RETALIATORY STORE CLOSINGS, WALMART WORKERS ANNOUNCE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST COMPANY Supported by elected officials, clergy and community members, group files for injunctive relief with the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of workers Local school board launches resolution calls on Walmart to consider economic impact to local community, […]

After Closing Stores, Walmart’s “Plumbing Problems” Excuse Doesn’t Hold Water

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in updates | No Comments

written by Erica Smiley, Jobs With Justice The Walmart store in Pico Rivera, California, was home to the first-ever strike by Walmart employees in the United States in 2012. Walmart only gave employees a few hours’ notice before closing the store this week. Photo by Aurelio Jose Barrera, courtesy of OUR Walmart This week, hundreds […]

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