Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:52 PM
Omaha Steve (42,506 posts)
BREAKING: We're Prepared to Strike, Please Support (Walmart warehouse)
Yesterday, a group of warehouse workers in Southern California decided they will strike this week if the retaliation at the warehouse where they work does not end.
You can support these brave workers. Sign our petition supporting all workers in Walmart's supply chain: http://www.corporateactionnetwork.org/campaigns/black-friday/petitions/respect-your-employees-right-to-speak-out
Warehouse workers like David Garcia were terminated and others have been demoted or had their hours dramatically cut just for speaking up for a safe work place.
There is good news: Since workers went on strike the first time this September, the company that operates the warehouse has been scrambling to rent fans, add water coolers and fix broken equipment. Now workers no longer have to pay for their own safety equipment. With your support, conditions are improving.
Unfortunately, the workers who risked their jobs to win humane working conditions are still being punished and retaliated against. For this reason workers are prepared to strike again.
FULL story at link.
P.S. If you are in the Los Angeles are, please join us in person. Rally with Warehouse Workers to End Retaliation Thursday, November 15.
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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:03 PM
SheilaT (15,496 posts)
2. I have not shopped at a Walmart in about ten years.
If, perhaps, they resume paying their workers well, giving them decent benefits, give their female employees the same pay and promotions as the male employees, if they stop outsourcing so many of their goods to China, then I may resume shopping there. Until then, on an abstract basis I certainly do support these employees.