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 […]

OUR Walmart Member Anthony Goytia’s Statement on Walmart US Bill Simon Resignation

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

“It was Bill Simon who revealed the majority of us are paid less than $25,000 a year. Sadly, workers at Walmart face the same reality today of poverty wages and unpredictable schedules that have put the entire economy out of balance. Mr. Foran should work with OUR Walmart to improve jobs at our company so […]

Walmart Worker to Deliver Testimony at Congressional Briefing on a New Scheduling Bill

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AT BRIEFING TO INTRODUCE CONGRESSIONAL BILL, WALMART WORKER TO DELIVER TESTIMONY ABOUT COMPANY’S ERRATIC SCHEDULING PRACTICES Workers, elected officials point to mega-retailer’s policy as emblematic of why legislation is needed WASHINGTON, DC (July 22) — On the day that U.S. Reps. George Miller and Rosa DeLauro will introduce legislation to tackle problematic […]

At Yahoo’s Shareholder Meeting, Walmart Workers Call on Marissa Mayer to Help Improve Jobs, End Illegal Retaliation

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | One Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 At Yahoo!’s annual shareholder meeting, Walmart Moms, Workers Call on Walmart Board Member Marissa Mayer to Help Improve Jobs, End Illegal Retaliation Group questions deepening ties between Walmart and Yahoo! as the retailer faces federal investigations for bribery and treatment of workers  SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Today, at Yahoo!’s annual […]

Walmart Moms Invited to White House Summit on Working Families

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | 2 Comments

Washington, DC (June 19) — Twelve Walmart moms—many who were on strike earlier this month—are attending the upcoming White House Summit on Working Families on Monday. The group will speak with attendees about their concerns regarding the economic crisis the country’s largest employer of women is creating for them and others in America. The financial […]

Walmart Faces Increases in Votes for Changes in Leadership, Governance

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Vote against Board Chair Continues to Increase; Challenge to Executive Compensation Package Grows Fayatteville, AR — Analysis of an early release of vote counts from the Walmart annual shareholder meeting show an increase in independent investor votes against current leadership of the company and in opposition to its executive compensation package, along with increased support […]

At Walmart’s Annual Shareholders Meeting, Shareholders Vote for Change of Course and New Leadership

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Press Releases, updates, Walmart Watch Blog | One Comment

Investor Unrest Grows with Falling Sales, Continuing Out-of-Stock Issues, Escalating Legal Problems. New Poll Confirms Poor Worker Treatment Hurting Company’s Sales Fayetteville, AR –Sending a message to the Walmart heirs who control the company, a growing number of institutional investors, independent shareholders, analysts and advisors are raising concerns – and proposing changes – at Walmart’s […]

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