UFCW President Hansen Statement on Gap’s Decision to Raise Wages

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WASHINGTON, D.C.-Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), today released the following in response to the Gap’s announcement that it would raise wages for its workers. “Today’s announcement by the Gap that the retail chain is raising hourly wages for its 65,000 hourly retail workers … Continue Reading »

Feds: Walmart Broke the Law

WALMART ILLEGALLY RETALIATED AGAINST WORKERS SPEAKING OUT FOR HIGHER WAGES, AGAINST INCOME INEQUALITY Sweeping decision by labor board is largest ever complaint against employer WASHINGTON —The National Labor Relations Board issued the largest-ever complaint against Walmart today for breaking federal labor law by violating workers’ rights. The complaint alleges Walmart illegally fired and disciplined more … Continue Reading »

OUR Walmart Statement on Walmart Pressuring Workers into Political Contributions

The following is a statement from OUR Walmart member Barbara Gertz on recent reports that Walmart pressures workers into political contributions. “What Walmart workers really want is for the company to publicly commit to pay better wages and provide steady hours that let us support our families. Many of us can’t pay for groceries or … Continue Reading »

Protests for Better Jobs at Walmart Sweep Stores Nationwide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 29 PROTESTS FOR BETTER JOBS AT WALMART SWEEP STORES NATIONWIDE Workers, Community Leaders in 9 Major Cities to Risk Arrest; Cite Walmart’s Poverty Pay — Nation Rallies Behind Walmart Workers; Black Friday Protests Mark One of Largest Mobilizations of Working Families in Recent History Black Friday Media Call: TODAY, 12pm ET/9am PT … Continue Reading »

Making Change at Walmart Release New Television Ad “Decent Pay, No Handouts”

MAKING CHANGE AT WALMART RELEASES NEW TELEVISION AD “DECENT PAY, NO HANDOUTS” BRINGING ATTENTION TO WALMART EMPLOYEES HOSTING FOOD BANK DONATIONS FOR EACH OTHER Watch: “Decent Pay, No Handouts”: http://youtu.be/9XqaVOcL9BI Washington, DC – Today, Making Change at Walmart released a new television ad highlighting the recent discovery of Walmart holding a food drive for its … Continue Reading »

Walmart Workers, Community Allies to Hold 1500 Protests Across Country on Black Friday

WALMART WORKERS, COMMUNITY ALLIES TO HOLD 1500 PROTESTS ACROSS COUNTRY ON BLACK FRIDAY Protests in Los Angeles, Miami, Bay Area, Chicago, Seattle, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, Sacramento Mark Largest Mobilization of Working Families in Recent History Environmental, Religious, Women’s & Immigrants’ Rights Groups Join Workers to Call For An End to Illegal Retaliation, $25,000 a Year, … Continue Reading »

Walmart Workers Recieve Outpouring of Local, National Support

Leading Up to Black Friday, WALMART WORKERS RECEIVE OUTPOURING OF LOCAL, NATIONAL SUPPORT Labor, Environmental, Religious, Women’s & Immigrants’ Rights and Community Organizations Join Growing Number of Protests BREAKING: Labor Board Announces Decision to Prosecute Walmart for Violating Workers’ Rights   (WASHINGTON) – Leaders of local, state and national groups representing tens of millions of … Continue Reading »

FEDERAL LABOR BOARD: Walmart Violated Workers’ Rights Nationwide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2013 FEDERAL LABOR BOARD: Walmart Violated Workers’ Rights Nationwide National Labor Relations Board Decides to Prosecute Nationwide Violations at Country’s Largest Employer Workers, Supporters Vow to Increase their Calls for Walmart to End Illegal Retaliation, Create Better Jobs WASHINGTON — The National Labor Relations Board General Counsel is issuing a … Continue Reading »

More than 50 People Arrested in Largest Ever Act of Civil Disobedience Against Walmart

Emboldened by CEO Disclosure that Hundreds of Thousands of Walmart Workers Are Paid Less than $25K a Year, Walmart Workers, Supporters Intensify Protests Against Megaretailers’ Low Wage Jobs in Southern California FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LOS ANGELES –Fifty-four Walmart workers, members of the clergy and community members sat down in the middle of the street in … Continue Reading »