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Walmart, our nation's largest employer, allocates poverty wages to almost a million US workers who, despite generating handsome profits for the company, get less than $25,000 a year. As Americans, we all pay the price of this injustice.
Enough is enough, those who do well in America, must do right by America.
As a candidate, President Obama said, "I don't mind standing up for workers and letting Walmart know they need to pay a decent wage and let folks organize…"
We're urging Obama to make good on that promise to stand up for working people by meeting with the courageous workers risking firing or other disciplinary action by joining together as Organization United for Respect at Walmart.
It's time for Main street and the President to meet!
Our country is at a crossroads. Although our economy has started to improve especially for those on Wall St., many of us are still left without jobs or scrambling to survive on the much lower wages employers get away with offering.
As a result, low wage workers are standing up for a real wage and the respect they deserve. From Walmart to McDonalds, workers at our largest and most egregious companies are taking bold action for themselves, for our country and for us all.
So far, Walmart has responded by breaking labor laws and firing and disciplining many of the workers who are brave enough to speak up. It's time for our labor laws to be upheld. Americans like you and I must decide if we are going to continue down the current path to economic destruction and destitution for the majority or insist on changing course and insist that those who work for a living ought to make a living.