UFCW 8-Golden State to Join Walmart Workers on National Day of Protests

  UFCW 8-Golden State to Join Walmart Workers on National Day of Protests

Union participates in Sacramento event following Walmart’s failure to improve
               jobs and end retaliations by Labor Day deadline

Business Wire

-- September 4, 2013

UFCW 8-Golden State:

        WHO: UFCW 8-Golden State joins local community supporters, including
    60 Walmart workers who were recently fired for seeking improved jobs
        and better wages.
        WHAT: Local residents and groups participate in a national day of
        protests calling on Walmart to improve jobs, raise wages and end
        retaliation against workers.
        WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 5, 4-7 p.m.
        WHERE: Cesar Chavez Park, 910 I St., Sacramento, Calif.

The Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart), a national
organization of Walmart associates speaking out for a stronger company and
economy, has been calling on the nation’s largest private employer to create
better jobs. Rather than providing the good jobs that American workers need
and deserve, Walmart is trying to silence workers who are standing up to live
better and spending its time and money trying to deny workers a decent day’s

Since the prolonged strikes in June when 100 striking workers effectively had
their concerns heard by thousands of shareholders, Walmart has illegally
disciplined nearly 80 workers, including 20 worker leaders who have been
fired. In August 2013, the group gave Walmart a Labor Day deadline to change
its ways.

For a list of nationwide actions, visit ChangeWalmart.org. For photos and
video of strikers and their community supporters, visit
changewalmart.tumblr.com. Or follow the conversation and see photos on Twitter
at #Walmartstrikers.


UFCW 8-Golden State
Jacques Loveall, President
(916) 786-0588, Ext. 201
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