PICO RIVERA, Calif. - Walmart store associates from a dozen stores in the Los Angeles area here took a historic action yesterday by holding a one-day strike, demanding the right to speak out on the job. Employees who bring concerns about working conditions to the attention of store management often face retaliation in the forms of hours cut, shift reassignment and even firings.
The mass walk out is the first of its kind in the retail giant's 50-year history.
The employees are members of Our Walmart, an organization of store associates, which works for dignity and respect on the job, according to their website.
The rally here included store workers from neighboring cities, including Duarte and Baldwin Park.