CAGJ in support of Making Change at Walmart!Jul 9th, 2013 | By Meagan Nelson | Category: Events, Food Justice Blog Posts
For million of Americans, Walmart is one of their number-one go-to stores in order to purchase goods that they need, because of it’s large selection and affordable prices. However, customers may be shocked and saddened to hear about the way store employees are treated by the company–from not being paid fairly, to a lack of hygiene supplies in employee break rooms, improper heating and air conditioning (fixed only when people higher up the chain make a visit)– in some cases, rendering workers homeless.
Wanting to fight for just work conditions, Walmart workers have brought attention to Walmart headquarters, seeking dignity,respect, and fair treatment, only to face suspension, firing, loss of hours, and other scare tactics. Appalled by this mistreatment of Walmart employees, UFCW 21 started a campaign called Making Change at Walmart, which works in solidarity with Walmart workers to support action and protest strategies, and is currently working against plans to put a Walmart in the Seattle Area. Though Walmart employees are scared for their future, what keeps them going each day is community support from you. CAGJ is a proud partner of Making Change at Walmart, and we will keep you posted on upcoming events. Help spread their message by tweeting :
BREAKING: @Walmart is firing #WalmartStrikers for speaking out. RT if you stand with the workers. #nn13