Statement on Walmart’s decision to elevate Greg Penner to Chairman of Walmart’s Board of Directors

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Press Releases | No Comments

  For Immediate Release:  June 5, 2015 Contact: Marc Goumbri, 202-257-8771, mgoumbri@ufcw.org Fayetteville, AR: Making Change at Walmart and OUR Walmart today released the following statement in response to Walmart’s decision to elevate Greg Penner to Chairman of Walmart’s Board of Directors: “It’s business as usual at Walmart and once again, it’s the hard-working men […]

Walmart Workers Propose Reforms at Shareholder Meeting, Reiterate Call for $15 and Full-Time

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Press Releases, Working at Walmart | No Comments

Following a week of worker marches, protests, and fasts… Following two weeks of protests in cities across the country, leaders of the group OUR Walmart from all over the U.S. descended on Fayetteville, Ark., today for the company’s annual shareholder meeting. In addition to reiterating their call for $15 an hour and access to full-time […]

Worker Victory: For Respect Member Responds to Walmart’s Announcement That it Will Raise Wages for 100K Managers and Specialized Workers

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Press Releases, Working at Walmart | No Comments

OUR Walmart member Venanzi Luna today, released the following statement regarding Walmart’s wage announcement: “Walmart’s announcement that it will raise wages for 100,000 U.S. department managers and other specialized workers is another victory for the brave members of the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) who have been calling for better wages, schedules […]

WORKERS IN LOS ANGELES BEGIN 24-HOUR FAST AND WILL RALLY FOR AN END TO RETALIATION AND CALL FOR $15 AND FULL-TIME HOURS

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Press Releases | No Comments

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. CONTACT: Marc Goumbri, 202-257-8771, mgoumbri@ufcw.org While Walmart continues to dodge questions about the recent sudden layoff of 2,200 workers ahead of upcoming shareholder meeting LOS ANGELES – Ahead of the company’s June 5 shareholder meeting, Walmart workers in major cities across the country are holding […]

Walmart Worker-Shareholder Reacts to Q1 Earnings Report

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Press Releases | No Comments

        May 19, 2015 For Immediate Release                                                        Media Contact: Marc Goumbri, (202) 721-8144; mgoumbri@ufcw.org Overview of Walmart’s first quarter sales report: WMT reports 1st quarter results below expectations EPS was $1.03 vs an expected $1.05; revenue was $114 billion vs an expected $116.2 billion Same store sales of 1.1% at WMT US […]

CEO Pay Continues to Rise; Walmart Workers Prepare to Call for Change at Shareholders Meeting

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Press Releases | No Comments

CEOs paid 373 times average worker pay, according to 2015 Executive PayWatch WASHINGTON, DC—As Americans rally behind initiatives to raise pay for working families, CEO pay for major U.S. companies has skyrocketed. According to new AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch data, CEO pay increased nearly 16 percent in 2014, while Walmart and the Walton family continue to […]

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 […]

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, […]

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