MCAW: “APPARENTLY, CKE RESTAURANTS’ NEW SLOGAN IS ‘LET THEM EAT CAKE’”

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Press Releases | No Comments

Washington, DC — In a Wall Street Journal op-ed today, Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, states his opposition to wage increases, while suggesting that Walmart “wage increases” are to blame for the company’s business woes. Jess Levin, communication director for Making Change at Walmart (MCAW), the national campaign to change Walmart, released the following statement […]

WALMART ORDERED TO PAY OVER $31 MILLION FOR RETALIATION, GENDER BIAS

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Press Releases | No Comments

Washington, DC — Making Change at Walmart (MCAW), the national campaign to change Walmart, released a statement, below, in response to a ruling by a federal jury in New Hampshire that orders Walmart to pay $31.2 million to a pharmacist who said she was fired because of her gender and after she pointed out unsafe working conditions. “Once […]

NLRB DECLARES WALMART UNLAWFULLY FIRED WORKERS

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Press Releases, Working at Walmart | No Comments

Washington, DC — Making Change at Walmart (MCAW), the national campaign to change Walmart, released the following statement in response to an NLRB ruling by an administrative law judge that Walmart retaliated against workers for participating in strikes. “Today’s decision proves beyond doubt that Walmart unlawfully fired, threatened, and disciplined hard-working employees simply for speaking […]

“IT’S EASIER TO FIND A UNICORN THAN A WALMART WORKER WHO HAS RECEIVED A MEANINGFUL RAISE”

Washington, DC — Making Change at Walmart (MCAW), the national campaign to change Walmart, released the following statement responding to Walmart’s recently announced pay increases to take effect in February. “Walmart greed knows no bounds. They just closed hundreds of stores, destroyed thousands of jobs, and devastated countless small communities, but now they are trying to […]

WALMART CLOSING 269 STORES SENDS “CHILLING MESSAGE” TO WORKERS

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Press Releases | No Comments

Washington, DC — Making Change at Walmart (MCAW), the national campaign to change Walmart, released the following statement responding to news that the company will close 269 stores globally, including 154 in the United States. This announcement will affect 10,000 U.S. employees. “Walmart is a company that, time and again, will say one thing and […]

WALMART KICKS OFF 2016 WITH TWO LAWSUITS IN PENNSYLVANIA

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in Press Releases | No Comments

Washington, DC — Making Change at Walmart (MCAW), the national campaign to change Walmart, released the following statement in response to two new suits brought against Walmart by former workers in Pennsylvania. Both suits have been filed by women who were fired from Walmart because the retailer viewed their need to take care of dependents as […]

MCAW SENDS LETTER TO CONGRESS CALLING FOR INVESTIGATION OF WALMART

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   DATE: December 10, 2015 CONTACT: Jess Levin, 202-466-1576, jlevin@ufcw.org Meredith Ritchie, 202-466-1503, mritchie@ufcw.org New Print Ad Will Highlight Walmart’s “Devastating Impact On American Jobs And Our Economy;” Says “Congressional Action Is Needed” Washington, DC — Making Change at Walmart (MCAW) sent a letter to all Members of Congress about the dramatic […]

MAKING CHANGE AT WALMART ANNOUNCES BLACK FRIDAY WEEK OF ACTION: “GIVE BACK FRIDAY” CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCES GOAL TO HELP FEED 100,000 HUNGRY WALMART WORKERS AND FAMILIES OVER HOLIDAY SEASON

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Press Releases | No Comments

New Television Ad Campaign Tells Walmart “No Hardworking Family Should Go Hungry” Washington, DC — Making Change at Walmart (MCAW), the national campaign to change Walmart, announced its 2015 Black Friday week of action that will help rally the nation to feed 100,000 Walmart workers and families over the holiday season. The “Give Back Friday” campaign […]

WALMART HIT WITH THIRD DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT IN FIVE MONTHS

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: October 15, 2015 CONTACT: Jess Levin, 202-466-1576, jlevin@ufcw.org Meredith Ritchie, 202-466-1503, mritchie@ufcw.org Washington, DC — Making Change at Walmart (MCAW), the national campaign to change Walmart, released the following statement in response to a third discrimination suit filed by a Walmart employee over the past five months. Robert Samantha Azzarano alleges that she […]

WALMART’S EXCUSE FOR PROFIT DROP A “FAIRYTALE”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: October 14, 2015 CONTACT: Jess Levin, 202-466-1576, jlevin@ufcw.org   Washington, DC — “Making Change at Walmart (MCAW),” the national campaign to change Walmart, released the following statement responding to news that the company announced it was predicting a drop in annual profit – an announcement that led to shares of Walmart […]

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