UFCW Supports Walmart Workers in National Day of Action

  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
jsloveall@ufcw8.org
 
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