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. BACKGROUND: 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 pay. 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. Contact: UFCW 8-Golden State Jacques Loveall, President (916) 786-0588, Ext. 201 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ufcw8.org
UFCW 8-Golden State to Join Walmart Workers on National Day of Protests
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