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 […]

Working Walmart Moms to Strike and Deliver Message to Walmart’s Rob Walton

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in updates | 5 Comments

Walmart workers, their families visit company Chair in his Phoenix hometown to ensure their message of free speech and fair treatment is heard  PHOENIX – Working mothers employed by Walmart, other current and former Walmart workers, their supporters and allies will hold a series of events in Phoenix and Paradise Valley to protest the company’s […]

With the Annual Walmart Shareholder’s Meeting Upon Us, New CEO Doug McMillon Has Chance to Leave Positive Mark for Company’s Associates

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | One Comment
With the Annual Walmart Shareholder’s Meeting Upon Us, New CEO Doug McMillon Has Chance to Leave Positive Mark for Company’s Associates

Walmart’s annual shareholders’ meeting is just one week away. It is an opportunity that Walmart’s new CEO, Doug McMillon, cannot afford to waste when it comes to changing the path of our country’s largest employer. Walmart’s former CEO, Mike Duke, stepped down last year, after Walmart came under fire for losses in business, poor treatment […]

BREAKING: Walmart Moms to Strike

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

In a historic move, Walmart mothers and working families announced that they will be taking bold action as Walmart shareholders meeting nears. On a press call earlier today, a group of mothers who work at Walmart announced that they plan to lead Walmart mom and working family strikes nationwide in the build up to Walmart’s […]

Walmart Moms Announce Strikes

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

In Protest of Illegal Firings, WALMART MOMS ANNOUNCE STRIKES Workers, Women’s Rights Leaders Sound Alarm on Financial Crisis Company Is Creating for Women, Families Group to Take Concerns Directly to Walmart Board Members and Shareholders WASHINGTON, DC – Walmart moms—who experience constant financial insecurity because of Walmart’s poverty pay—announced today that many will walk off […]

New Site Highlights Growing Inequality, Walmart’s Impact on All Working Families

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | 4 Comments
New Site Highlights Growing Inequality, Walmart’s Impact on All Working Families

Walmart made $16 billion in profit last year. The Walton family, who owns and controls Walmart, holds $144 billion in wealth – as much as 42% of Americans combined. Yet hundreds of thousands of Walmart workers are struggling to get by on less than $25,000 a year. Many are forced to turn to government assistance […]

Walmart Workers Get Their Day in Court

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | 22 Comments

Today, many Walmart workers who were illegally fired or punished by Walmart will finally have a chance at justice. The National Labor Relations Board will begin its prosecution of Walmart for the illegal dismissals and punishment of more than sixty workers for going on strike to protest Walmart’s illegal retaliation against their coworkers for speaking […]

Americans Call on Obama to Challenge Walmart to End Income Inequality, Take Real Steps Towards Sustainability

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | 13 Comments

Citing the Company’s “Neutrality” on the Minimum Wage, Poverty Pay and History of Discriminatory Practices, AMERICANS CALL ON OBAMA TO CHALLENGE WALMART TO END INCOME INEQUALITY, TAKE REAL STEPS TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY   **For photos, video and live updates as hundreds gather at CA Walmart: Twitter.com/ForRespect** Washington, DC – Today, responding to President Obama’s call to […]

Low-Income Workers Continue to Fall Behind

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | 6 Comments

The New York Times has a big story out about the changing face of poverty in America and that face looks familiar: the Times follows two Walmart workers, Tiffany Beroid and Anthony Goytia. Despite some gains in living standards, today low-income workers continue to fall behind in income and consumption. That is, while some pundits […]

Two More Walmart Board Members Resign; Five Gone in Last Two Years

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | 3 Comments
Two More Walmart Board Members Resign; Five Gone in Last Two Years

This article was initially published by Walmart 1 Percent. In another sign of the growing pressure from Walmart workers and their allies, Walmart announced in its annual proxy statement (a report filed with the SEC in advance of the annual shareholders meeting) yesterday that two long-time board members would be stepping down. The two board […]

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