Workers for Walmart and other service oriented places of work have had enough of being manipulated and cheated so these corporations can make money. They have been fighting back and the following is an example of that. Losing a person’s job for standing up to big business seems to be the most common actions by corporations today.
From Making Change at Walmart;
Carlton Smith worked at Walmart in Los Angeles for nearly 20 years. The company fired him shortly before his planned retirement for being an outspoken member of OUR Walmart and standing up for his coworkers' right to speak out.
The sacrifice made by Carlton and his coworkers is paying off.
Just last week, Walmart announced it would allow more workers to work full-time. A couple of weeks before California passed a bill to raise the minimum wage.
A prominent reporter, Harold Meyerson credited Walmart and fast food strikers with the hike in minimum wage, calling it the "first real victory of the fast-food and Walmart workers who have been staging job actions across the country over the past six months demanding higher wages."
"I'm disappointed and hurt that a company I poured all my energy into for 18 years would illegally fire me for exercising my rights as an American," Carlton says. "But now I know my sacrifice was worth it. We're changing this company and this country."