This week, a group of mothers who work at Walmart announced that they plan to lead Walmart mom and working family strikes nationwide in the build up to Walmart’s annual shareholders meeting next week to protest the company’s continuing retaliation against workers who speak out for positive change.
Walmart is the largest employer of women in the country, and its low-wage, part-time business practices have put a financial strain on too many Walmart women and their families. The majority of Walmart workers are paid less than $25,000 a year and many Walmart workers, including women who are the sole breadwinners and decision-makers for their families, have been forced to rely on food stamps and other taxpayer-supported programs to survive.
Walmart moms have vowed to strike and hold a national day of action on June 4. For more information and to support these brave workers, visit http://makingchangeatwalmart.org/.