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 Business Wire -- 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. Where: 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 Walmart Supercenters: 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 Walmart employees. Contact: UFCW 8-Golden State Jacques Loveall, President 916-786-0588 firstname.lastname@example.org
UFCW Supports Walmart Workers in National Day of Action
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