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, […]

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 […]

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 Associate-Shareholder Calls on Company to Disclose Pay Information by Gender

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WALMART ASSOCIATE-SHAREHOLDER CALLS ON COMPANY TO DISCLOSE PAY INFORMATION BY GENDER Following recent workers’ wage win and successful shareholder effort to change pregnancy policy last year, company faces new resolution to address policies for women workers (NATIONWIDE) – A Walmart associate and shareholder has submitted a resolution on gender pay inequity to […]

OUR Walmart Statement on Wage Victory

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Press Releases, updates, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Emily Wells has worked at Walmart in Merritt Island, Florida since 2011. She works part-time in the jewelry department making $9.50 an hour. She’s engaged and recently found out she has a baby on the way. Emily has struggled to get full-time, and only gets about 27-29 hours per week. She currently relies on food […]

Federal Labor Board Judge: Walmart Violated Workers’ Rights

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2014 National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge Orders Walmart to Stop its Illegal Threats to Workers in One of Many Expected Decisions against Walmart Workers, Supporters Say Walmart Must End Its Abuse of Power and Improve Jobs WASHINGTON — A National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge issued a sweeping […]

CALLS FOR $15 AN HOUR, FULL-TIME WORK AT WALMART SWEEP COUNTRY

Posted by on Nov 28, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Walmart workers continue strikes in protest of company’s disregard for their rights   ***Follow the conversation and see photos at #WalmartStrikers, @ChangeWalmart and blackfridayprotests.org.   MEDIA CALL WITH REPORTS FROM STRIKES AND PROTESTS: TODAY at 11am ET RSVP/Call-in Info: Giovanna Vitale, Giovanna.vitale@berlinrosen.com, 646.200.5334 Speakers Include:  Color of Change Executive Director Rashad Robinson, striking Walmart workers, […]

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