UFCW Supports Walmart Workers in National Day of Action
Events on April 24 will urge CEO to fulfill his promise to fix schedule
problems plaguing struggling families
-- April 23, 2013
UFCW 8-Golden State:
Who: Walmart workers and friends in the community, including members of
UFCW 8-Golden State and Union retirees.
What: Participants will distribute handbills and deliver signed letters
of support of Walmart employees to Walmart store managers.
When: Wednesday, April 24, 1-5 p.m.
Walmart Neighborhood Markets:
2700 Marconi Ave. in Sacramento*
8455 Elk Grove Blvd. in Elk Grove
255 G St. in Lincoln
4080 Douglas Blvd. in Granite Bay
6005 Madison Ave. in Carmichael
1421 Coffee Road in Modesto
755 Riverpoint Court in West Sacramento
1185 Herndon Ave. in Clovis
6225 Colony St. in Bakersfield
*Walmart worker Barbara Andridge, a member of the Organization
United for Respect (OUR Walmart), will be available for interviews
at the 2700 Marconi Ave. store in Sacramento from 1 to 5 p.m. Eric
Henkle, the lead organizer for the Walmart campaign in Sacramento,
will be with her. His phone number is (530) 409-2318.
Local Walmart employees and community supporters will join thousands across
the country in calling on Walmart managers to publicly commit to immediately
addressing the scheduling problems that leave many Walmart employees unable to
care for their families and afford basic necessities like food and rent.
Last Black Friday, members of the Organization United for Respect (OUR
Walmart) took action by going on strike to protest Walmart’s retaliation and
attempts to silence workers who speak out for change.In addition to calling
for the company to publicly commit to better labor rights and standards, one
of the key concerns of OUR Walmart is the importance of flexible, consistent
scheduling and adequate hours.
In January 2013, after speaking out about the issue for more than a year, OUR
Walmart won a huge victory: Walmart U.S. president and CEO Bill Simon publicly
announced that Walmart would provide more transparency in scheduling and offer
part-time workers the opportunity to get the hours they desperately need.
Unfortunately, employees report that Walmart has yet to make good on its
public commitment to change.
In response, OUR Walmart members and their supporters in the community will
come together to call on Walmart to fulfill its public commitment to workers.
They have also relaunched a petition calling for the resignation of Walmart
CEO Mike Duke.
Follow the actions via Twitter: #WMTjobs
UFCW and OUR Walmart have the purpose of helping Walmart employees as
individuals or groups in their dealings with Walmart over labor rights and
standards and their efforts to have Walmart 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
UFCW 8-Golden State
Jacques Loveall, President
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