WALMART WORKERS, SUPPORTERS SOUND ALARM ON HUNGER ISSUES AT COMPANY, DETAIL BLACK FRIDAY PLANS

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Groups representing millions of Americans sign letter calling on Walmart to change its business practices Workers Detail Stories of Food Insecurity at Walmart Hunger Tumblr; Reject Walton Charity in Calls for Better Pay NATIONWIDE – Walmart workers—part of OUR Walmart—announced key cities today where they plan to strike on Black Friday in protest of the […]

AS BLACK FRIDAY APPROACHES, OHIO WALMART WORKERS STRIKE, CALL ON COMPANY TO PAY A LIVING WAGE AND END ILLEGAL RETALIATION

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Press Releases, updates, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Cincinnati and Dayton—As the biggest shopping day of the year nears, dozens of Walmart workers and supporters in Cincinnati and in Dayton gathered at local Walmart stores today to call on the company and its owners—the Waltons—to pay a living wage of $15 an hour and provide consistent, full-time hours. Walmart workers in both cities […]

WALMART WORKERS TO SHARE REACTIONS TO FOOD BINS, ANNOUNCE BLACK FRIDAY PROTEST CITIES

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Reacting to new reports that Walmart and the Waltons are holding food drives for employees rather than paying them enough to buy their own groceries, Walmart workers are holding a press briefing on Friday at 11 am ET.  A worker from Oklahoma recently shared a photo of a food bin to collect food for fellow Walmart workers. A […]

SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN, U.S. REP. GEORGE MILLER HEAR FROM WALMART WORKERS ON ECONOMIC INSECURITY AND INCOME INEQUALITY

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Briefing held as growing number of elected officials introduce, pass legislation to hold country’s largest employer accountable WASHINGTON (11/18/2014) –Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman George Miller and legislative experts held a committee briefing today, Walmart and the Economic Insecurity of American Families, to hear from members of OUR Walmart on how the country’s largest employer is […]

WALMART WORKERS ANNOUNCE BLACK FRIDAY STRIKES

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Tens of thousands of teachers, voters, clergy, environmentalists, civil rights leaders to join workers at 1600 protests, calling on Walton family to pay $15 an hour and provide full-time work NATIONWIDE – In the wake of the first-ever sit down strike at Walmart, members of OUR Walmart announced today that they will strike across the […]

BREAKING: WALMART WORKERS HOLD SIT IN AT LOS ANGELES STORE

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Workers in Southern California Begin First Sit-Down Strike in Company History to Protest Retaliation — ***Follow the conversation at #WalmartStrikers and watch live stream at Blackfridayprotests.org***   LOS ANGELES – OUR Walmart members, some of whom were part of the first Walmart strike in October 2012, have just sat down near registers and next to racks […]

WALMART WORKERS, TAXPAYERS ARRESTED CALLING FOR WALMART OWNERS TO STOP ROBBING AMERICA

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Group calls on Walton family to stop taking advantage of taxpayer programs to support low-wage model & instead, pay workers $15 an hour and provide full-time work  If the Waltons fail to respond, protestors promise to return to Walmart stores on Black Friday  New York and Washington, DC – Forty-two Walmart workers and their supporters […]

Walmart Running Illegal PAC Scheme, Watchdog Groups & Employees Charge in FEC Complaint

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Company Tries to Leverage Economic Power in Political Sphere WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wal-Mart is running an illegal scheme to prod employees into contributing to its political action committee, circumventing a federal law that bars companies from putting corporate funds into political campaigns, Public Citizen, Common Cause and two Walmart employees and shareholders charged today. In a […]

In Advance of New Forbes 400 Richest Americans Ranking, America’s Most, Least Generous Billionaires Revealed

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | One Comment

New Analysis Shows Walmart Heirs Give Substantially Less than Their Peers   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Setting them apart from others on the Forbes top ten list, the Walton family members are donating very little of their growing $145 billion in collective wealth. The four Walmart heirs – the top 6th, 7th and 8th richest Americans […]

Californians Call on Walmart to Provide Paid Sick Days

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | One Comment

Mega-employer policies force hundreds of thousands of employees to go to work sick or risk losing their jobs by staying home Irvine, Oakland and Sacramento, CA – Coming from cities and towns throughout the state, hundreds of Walmart workers, nurses, shoppers, students and other Californians called on Walmart to publicly commit to provide access to […]

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