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Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:58 AM

Sponsor a Striking Walmart Worker

When Walmart workers speak out for change, Walmart has sought to silence and intimidate them. But now they’re fighting back. Many have already walked out on strike and many more promise to make this Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, a memorable one of the company.

We all know that Walmart doesn’t pay its workers well. To miss a day of work (especially a day with additional holiday pay) means that many workers will lose out on valuable dollars right as the holiday season approaches.

But with your help, these brave workers won’t have to bare the financial burden alone. Your donations will go to Walmart strikers as food cards to cover the amount of hours they lose as a result of the strike.
https://www.wepay.com/donations/dont-let-walmart-silence-workers-support-worker-leaders-who-are-calling-for-change

via http://forrespect.org/







OUR Walmart Declaration for Respect

In June of 2011, nearly 100 Associates representing thousands of OUR Walmart members from across the United States came to the Walmart Home Office in Bentonville, Ark., and presented a Declaration of Respect to Walmart executive management. The Declaration calls on Walmart to:
  • Listen to us, the Associates
  • Have respect for the individual
  • Recognize freedom of association and freedom of speech
  • Fix the Open Door policy
  • Pay a minimum of $13/hour and make full-time jobs available for Associates who want them
  • Create dependable, predictable work schedules
  • Provide affordable healthcare
  • Provide every Associate with a policy manual, ensure equal enforcement of policy and no discrimination, and give every Associate equal opportunity to succeed and advance in his or her career
  • Provide wages and benefits that ensure that no Associate has to rely on government assistance.
Adopting this Declaration will make Walmart a better company for Associates, customers and the communities in which it operates. As Sam Walton said, “Share your profits with all your Associates, and treat them as partners.”
http://forrespect.org/our-walmart/about-us/

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limpyhobbler Oct 2012 OP
Citizen Worker Oct 2012 #1
fasttense Oct 2012 #2
midnight Oct 2012 #3
southernyankeebelle Oct 2012 #4
limpyhobbler Oct 2012 #5

Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 05:04 AM

1. Oh yeah! Organizing in the 21st century.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 06:58 AM

2. It's long past due.

Right now every American is providing support for Wal-Mart so they can pay their employees as little as possible and then the employee has to get some kind of government assistance. Right now we are all subsidizing Wal-Mart's profits. It's about time we subsidized the workers instead. If Wal-Mart can't pay a living wage, they have no right to be in business.

"Provide wages and benefits that ensure that no Associate has to rely on government assistance."

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:33 AM

3. K&R

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 11:17 AM

4. It makes me emotional to see this. American workers all across the country need unions to

 

stand up and speak up.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 04:38 PM

5. I feel the same way.

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