“THE NUMBER-ONE SELLING ITEM IN WALMART STORES IS BROKEN PROMISES”

Making Change at Walmart responds to company’s announced change in scheduling

Washington, DC — Making Change at Walmart (MCAW), the national campaign to change Walmart into a more responsible employer, released the following statement responding to Walmart’s recently announced change in workers’ scheduling practices:

“The number-one selling item at Walmart stores is broken promises,” said Jess Levin, communications director for MCAW. “Just ask any worker who had their hours cut or their store closed while Walmart was touting its so-called ‘wage increases.’ There is Walmart rhetoric and then there is reality.”

“Walmart workers deserve the fair and flexible scheduling for which they have fought. We hope this is a promise the company actually keeps, and we will continue to hold Walmart accountable to make sure they are keeping their word to workers.”

BACKGROUND:

It’s easier to find a unicorn than a Walmart worker who has received a meaningful raise.” – MCAW statement, 1/20/16

“While it pretends to value its employees, the reality is, for Walmart, its workers are disposable.” – MCAW statement, 1/15/16