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 […]

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 […]

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