Walmart workers were busy this week as they prepared for Black Friday actions across the country. This week, members of OUR Walmart testified on the Hill at a briefing with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Congressman George Miller (D-CA) about how Walmart’s low-wage, part-time business practices are creating an economic crisis for working families in America. In another event this week, Walmart workers in Brazil, Mexico, the UK, Colombia, Argentina, India, Canada, Switzerland and the U.S. also called on Walmart to respect basic workers’ rights. And yesterday, dozens of Walmart workers and supporters in Cincinnati and Dayton gathered at local Walmart stores to call on the company and its owners—the Waltons—to publicly commit to pay a living wage of $15 an hour and provide consistent, full-time hours.
Next week on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of year, the Retail Justice Alliance will stand with members of OUR Walmart across the county as they fight for respect on the job. Please join us in supporting these brave men and women as they defend their right to speak out by signing up to attend a protest or holding your own event at a Walmart store near you by visiting http://blackfridayprotests.com/.