We call on you to end management’s illegal assault on workers’ right. Walmart’s attempts to intimidate, threaten and terminate Walmart workers who speak out for better pay, more hours and respect at work are illegal and must end.These actions are an assault on every American’s right to come together and speak out for a better future.We urge you to call on Walmart to end its illegal disciplinary actions and terminations. We call on you to immediately reinstate all Walmart workers who were fired for simply exercising their rights.
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As the largest private employer in the United States and the world, Walmart is setting the standard for jobs. That standard is so low that hundreds of thousands of its employees are living in...
As the largest private employer in the United States and the world, Walmart is setting the standard for jobs. That standard is so low that hundreds of thousands of its employees are living in poverty—even many that work full time. The problems extend to workers who toil in unsafe working conditions in subcontracted warehouses. And also to workers in developing countries such as China and Bangladesh who make incredibly low wages while manufacturing the goods on Walmart's shelves. That pulls down standards for workers in the United States and around the globe.
In early June, more than 100 Walmart workers went out on a legally protected strike. They protested Walmart's attempts to silence them when they spoke out against Walmart's poverty jobs with the longest-ever strike against the company.Apparently that got Walmart's attention.Since last Friday, Walmart responded predictably by firing 9 strikers and disciplining another 18.When Walmart workers fought back by staging a sit-in at Yahoo! headquarters, where Walmart board member Marissa Mayer is CEO, 3 OUR Walmart members and 2 protesters were arrested!