Walmart Worker-Shareholder Reacts to Q1 Earnings Report

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Press Releases | No Comments

        May 19, 2015 For Immediate Release                                                        Media Contact: Marc Goumbri, (202) 721-8144; mgoumbri@ufcw.org Overview of Walmart’s first quarter sales report: WMT reports 1st quarter results below expectations EPS was $1.03 vs an expected $1.05; revenue was $114 billion vs an expected $116.2 billion Same store sales of 1.1% at WMT US […]

CEO Pay Continues to Rise; Walmart Workers Prepare to Call for Change at Shareholders Meeting

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Press Releases | No Comments

CEOs paid 373 times average worker pay, according to 2015 Executive PayWatch WASHINGTON, DC—As Americans rally behind initiatives to raise pay for working families, CEO pay for major U.S. companies has skyrocketed. According to new AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch data, CEO pay increased nearly 16 percent in 2014, while Walmart and the Walton family continue to […]

Walmart Workers Protest Store Closures in NY, CA & FL

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2015 ON HEELS OF LEGEAL ACTION AGAINST WALMART’S RETALIATORY STORE CLOSINGS, WORKERS PROTEST ACROSS COUNTRY Undeterred from the fight for $15, community supporters join laid off workers in holding demonstrations in New York, San Francisco and Tampa Groups call on Walmart to reinstate laid off workers NATIONWIDE — This evening, […]

OUR Walmart Statement on $12 By 2020 Proposal

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

The following is a statement from Sacramento Walmart worker Shannon Henderson on the $12 by 2020 minimum wage proposal. “We are encouraged to see that our elected leaders are beginning to hear our calls for change and discussing wages and inequality in our country. While $12 by 2020 would be a good first step, it […]

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 […]

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