Strike possible on local Walmart

Strike possible on local Walmart

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KikosZoop

Hattiesburg, MS

#1 Jun 3, 2013
Right now, striking Walmart workers are gathering in Bentonville, Arkansas, for the Walmart shareholder meeting next Friday.

They're planning some amazing actions for this week and want to make sure you're able to participate locally.

There'll be a call with these workers on
Tuesday night at 7:30 EDT/4:30 PDT, featuring a report from the ground in Bentonville as well as more info on how you can be directly involved this week.

RSVP here to join:

http://action.changewalmart.org/rsvp-bentonvi...

At Walmart stores in communities across the country, folks like you will be able to make sure these Walmart strikes are heard, by gathering petitions, holding rallies in support of workers, and reaching out to managers.

And joining the call on Tuesday evening will be the best way for you to hear how to be involved, so RSVP today to get the call-in info:

http://action.changewalmart.org/rsvp-bentonvi...

Talk soon,

Silvia Fabela
Making Change at Walmart

P.S.-- To find an action near you, start an action, or learn more about what you can do, check out the campaign events and materials here:

http://action.changewalmart.org/june-7th-even...

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: 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 publically 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.

Since: Apr 09

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#2 Jun 3, 2013
Something should be done with this marketing giant. Working employees 35 hours a week to keep them from being full time and receiving benefits.

Since: Nov 10

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#3 Jun 3, 2013
mentul_autocrat wrote:
Something should be done with this marketing giant. Working employees 35 hours a week to keep them from being full time and receiving benefits.
I think it will hurt them financially when they have to start treating their employees with respect. Their service is so bad until I believe there will be a day when some corporation comes along and puts it to them.
Ironman

Poplarville, MS

#4 Jun 3, 2013
Hmmm...a business is more concerned about the "almighty dollar" than its employees. That sounds like... only every major chain in the world. Maybe the unemployed citizen should go during the srike and apply for a job.

Since: Nov 10

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#5 Jun 3, 2013
Ironman wrote:
Hmmm...a business is more concerned about the "almighty dollar" than its employees. That sounds like... only every major chain in the world. Maybe the unemployed citizen should go during the srike and apply for a job.
I expect that is what will happen, I don't see them caving in. I don't think Walmart can stay No.1 and pay more benefits and higher wages. Bad situation for all involved.
SKULL1

Mobile, AL

#6 Jun 4, 2013
I knew his wife didn't have any business or social sense or consideration. Go, union!

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

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#7 Jun 4, 2013
This should be interesting if it picks up speed. I remember when I first saw a picket line here by the teachers. Don't think it really accomplished much.
Scotty

Hattiesburg, MS

#8 Jun 4, 2013
Time after time, when Walmart workers speak out -- whether it's for Walmart to publicly commit to better wages, respect and dignity on the job, something simple like consistency of scheduling, or anything else -- they face retaliation.

And right now, hundreds of workers are taking the strongest action we've seen yet, striking for weeks because of Walmart's retaliation against and attempts to silence those who speak out for respect on the job.

If the past is any guide, we know that at least some of these workers will face retaliation. So we're setting up a strike fund to help them out in any way we can.

We've raised $23,446 as of this morning -- and we need to hit $50,000 by the end of this week to know we can stand with everyone speaking out.

Please donate $5 or more right now.

These strikes and caravans are making a difference. Stories across the country about Walmart's abuses toward its workers, their drain on local and federal resources, and the damage they do to local communities are gaining steam.

And workers are in Bentonville right now, making sure that the shareholders and executives gathered there cannot ignore the workers' calls on Walmart to end retaliation.

That's why everyone needs to dig deep to make sure the strike fund can get to $50,000 by the end of the week, so these courageous workers have the support they need.

We only have $26,554 to go -- please chip in $5 or more right now:

http://action.changewalmart.org/strike-fund

Thanks,

Dan Schlademan
Campaign Director
Making Change at Walmart

P.S.-- We won't hit our goal by the end of the week without you. Please donate today.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: 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 publically 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.

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#9 Jun 4, 2013
Well, that pretty much explains it.
time2growup

Seminary, MS

#10 Jun 6, 2013
Change the politics not the company.... what iswrong with you people? You get in trouble if you do not take your breaks, you get a raise every year whether you suck or not, the place has excellent job security. You cant tell people how to run their business. Everyone has the freedom to work where they want to...... i have never worked anywhere where breaks where mandatory.... i never hardly got a break ....
Dooby

Petal, MS

#11 Jun 7, 2013
time2growup wrote:
Change the politics not the company.... what iswrong with you people? You get in trouble if you do not take your breaks, you get a raise every year whether you suck or not, the place has excellent job security. You cant tell people how to run their business. Everyone has the freedom to work where they want to...... i have never worked anywhere where breaks where mandatory.... i never hardly got a break ....
You didn't have either sense, knowledge or courage to make change. Unions DO tell businesses how to properly treat workers.
JustSaying

Meadville, MS

#12 Jun 17, 2013
Unions destroy!

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