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 […]

Nationwide Strikes and Protests Begin Following Protest at Chair’s Home

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | One Comment

As Walmart gears up for its annual shareholders meetings, strikes and protests are spreading at stores around the country. In 20 cities nationwide, Walmart moms, working families and their supporters challenged Walmart to stop retaliating against workers who simply speak out for better wages or work conditions. The protests and strikes also come at an […]

Walmart Moms, Supporters Protest in Front of Walmart Heir’s Home Moms, Supporters Arrested in Front of Walmart Heir’s Home

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | One Comment

On Monday night in Phoenix, AZ, more than 100 Walmart workers and their supporters held a peaceful protest in front of Walmart Heir and Board Chair Rob Walton’s estate. The workers, predominantly led by striking mothers and their families, went on strike to protest Walmart’s the illegal punishment and firing of more than 60 workers […]

Walmart Moms on Strike

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

CALLS GROW FOR BETTER PAY AND SCHEDULING, END TO ILLEGAL SILENCING AT COUNTRY’S LARGEST EMPLOYER **Follow the conversation and get photos: #WalmartStrikers, @ChangeWalmart, @ForRespect** (June 4, 2014) — Walmart moms—members of OUR Walmart—have been walking off the job since Friday in protest of the company’s illegal silencing of their co-workers who have been calling for […]

Walmart Workers Lead Candle-Lit March to Walmart Heir’s Estate in Lead Up to Shareholders’ Meeting

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | One Comment
Walmart Workers Lead Candle-Lit March to Walmart Heir’s Estate in Lead Up to Shareholders’ Meeting

Last night, more than 100 Walmart workers and their community supporters gathered at in Phoenix, Arizona for a town hall meeting on the growing inequality that impacts all of us in this country. From there, the group headed out into the evening on a candle-lit march to the home of Walmart heir and Board Chair […]

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