For years many of us have been aware of the poor working conditions and low pay for those who work at Wal*Mart. The conditions have been so bad that many Wal*Mart workers are now demanding a union. Wal*Mart was founded on the principal of “no-unions—low pay and no benefits” so that the outlet could sell merchandise below most other retailer’s prices. It has always tried to create a consumer based economy at the expense of its workers.
Tomorrow Wal*Mart workers across the country will try to raise awareness of their struggle with Wal*Mart over their attempts to unionize their store. -សតិវ អតុ
From CanActionCenter;Walmart workers bravely went on strike in June to defend their coworkers’ right to stand up. Instead of listening to them, Walmart fired and disciplined more than 70 workers for going on strike.
Workers are fighting back. In late August, ten current and recently fired workers were arrested in an act of civil disobedience at a Walmart office. Now they say if Walmart fails to reinstate illegally fired workers and publicly commit to pay a real wage by Labor Day, the company will see intensified actions. To be part of these actions, click events at right.
Join them on September 5, 2013 and show your support for Walmart workers as they take bold action!
There is also a page that tells some of the events that are taking place around the country.
There is a campaign to spread the word about Wal*Mart workers through facebook postings and tweets;There isn’t an event near all of us this time, but we can still show our solidarity and spread the word. If you can’t make it, be with the workers in spirit online!
Donate your Twitter or Facebook account to make one post. This tweet or post will spread the word to your friends and show that you support the workers in their continued fight to make change at Walmart.
Can you donate just one tweet or one Facebook post to help them spread the word? Learn how and pledge a post here:
Making Change at Walmart