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 […]

From First Strike to $15

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

The following post was written by Venanzi Luna, a 7-year Pico Rivera, CA Walmart worker and one of the original #WalmartStrikers. It was still dark out when we pulled into Walmart’s parking lot in Pico Rivera. My coworkers were starting to arrive and I had that nervous sick feeling you get just before something big happens. […]

Walmart Workers Join Thousands of Protesters Nationwide in Fight for $15

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 15   WALMART WORKERS JOIN THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS NATIONWIDE IN FIGHT FOR $15 Walmart workers join fast food strikers, child care workers, adjunct professors and others from 200 cities to call for better pay, corporate accountability  NATIONAL – Today Walmart workers joined national protests, in which tens of thousands of […]

Tell Walmart: Help Striking Farm Workers

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

This post was written by our friends at UFW. On March 17th, thousands of farm workers toiling in the San Quintín Valley—an export oriented agricultural region in Baja California Norte—walked off their jobs in protest of low wages, poor working conditions, and alleged violations of Mexican labor law. Nearly three weeks later, key demands made […]

OUR Walmart Statement on McDonald’s Wage Announcement

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

Today, McDonald’s announced it would raise wages for 90,000 workers. The following is OUR Walmart’s response: “We are glad to hear that like Walmart, McDonald’s is starting to respond to the concerns of its workers around wages, hours and our rights on the job. While this is an important first step, McDonald’s and Walmart’s modest wage […]

OUR Walmart Statement on Walmart’s Opposition to Arkansas’ Anti-LGBT Bill

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

The following is OUR Walmart‘s statement regarding Walmart’s announcement that it opposed the anti-LGBT religious bill in Arkansas. “While I’m glad that Walmart recently took a stance against Arkansas’s anti-gay bill, as a member of the LGBT community who has worked at Walmart, I can tell you this stance has more to do with public image […]

Walmart Workers to Join Fast Food, Adjuncts, Home Health & Childcare Workers in the Fight for $15

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2015 Renewing their calls for full-time, consistent schedules and $15 an hour, Walmart workers say they will join 60,000 protesters in 200 cities on April 15th as part of a growing movement for better pay, corporate accountability New York, NY — Earlier this morning, Walmart workers from the group OUR […]

Walmart Workers Pave the Way for Real Change in Retail

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in updates, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

American retailers are finally starting to get the message: it’s time to raise the wage! This month, Walmart announced that the company will be hiking wages for 500,000 of its employees nationwide, raising pay to $9 an hour in April and $10 an hour by February of 2016. This decision came after years of pressure […]

Leaked documents tell Walmart managers how to respond to $15 & full time petition

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in updates | No Comments

Last week, Dave Jamieson reported on documents leaked to the Huffington Post from Walmart headquarters, instructing store managers in Massachusetts on how to respond to a petition from workers calling for $15 per hour and access to full-time schedules. The petition has been signed by workers at over 2,200 Walmart stores, and by over 84,000 […]

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