Walmart Workers, Community Allies Continue to Call on Retail Giant to End Retaliation Practices

DSC_0918Walmart workers who are members of the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) and community allies throughout the country continue to call on Walmart to stop violating employees’ labor rights and freedom of speech and reinstate the Walmart employees who were illegally fired for participating in a legally protected unfair labor practice strike.  In the past few weeks, the retail giant has fired or disciplined over 60 members of OUR Walmart who protested Walmart’s unfair labor practices at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas, in June.

Last week in Southern California, more than 100 protestors demonstrated in front of the Walmart store in Lakewood, while a delegation of clergy members and illegally fired Walmart workers talked to management at that store and called on them to reinstate employees who were unfairly fired for going on strike. All across the country, similar actions took place during the week, including in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Washington D.C., Sacramento, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

For more information, visit http://makingchangeatwalmart.org/.  Tell Walmart to reinstate the recently fired Walmart workers by signing a petition online at  http://action.changewalmart.org/endyoursilence.