Stand with striking Walmart workers

To: Walmart CEO Mike Duke

Stand with striking Walmart workers
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Campaign created by Barbara Gertz Icon-email

Dear Walmart CEO Mike Duke: 

I am a Walmart Associate, and I am standing with striking workers and calling on you to publicly commit to raise wages and increase access to full time hours so that no workers at Walmart make less than $25,000 per year and stop trying to silence us when we speak out.

Walmart is among the most profitable companies in the US and is owned by the Walton Family, the richest family in America, yet many Associates at Walmart must rely on food stamps and even go hungry because of low wages and a lack of hours. 

Walmart can do better. You can start to solve these problems by treating us -- your Associates -- with respect, paying us a living wage, and providing us with the hours we want and the staffing levels you need -- and not silencing us when we speak up for our rights.

I urge you to do so.

Why is this important?

As Walmart Associates, we have been standing up across the country for respect and fair wages and hours -- and Walmart has tried to silence us along the way.

So now some of us are speaking out once more and taking our message to Bentonville by going on strike, standing up to Walmart’s retaliation against and attempts to silence us when we speak out.

And the striking Associates are taking our message directly to Walmart's headquarters for the annual shareholders' meeting on June 7th to collectively make our voices heard.

Add your name so all our voices are heard at Walmart Headquarters when the petitions are delivered.

(UFCW and OUR Walmart have the purpose of helping Wal-Mart employees as individuals or groups in their dealings with Wal-Mart over labor rights and standards and their efforts to have Wal-Mart publicly commit to adhering to labor rights and standards. UFCW and OUR Walmart have no intent to have Walmart recognize or bargain with UFCW or OUR Walmart as the representative of Walmart employees.)
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  • Peter D. 2013-08-18 20:13:32 -0400
    Nobody should work full-time and earn poverty wages.
  • Linda D. 2013-08-18 20:01:34 -0400
    No one who works for a living should be impoverished. I support a living wage for all workers, as well as a living retirement.
  • Dave S. 2013-08-17 11:28:34 -0400
    I am always for the American worker to have a fair full time wage to support their family & health care as one benefit!!