To: Walmart CEO Mike Duke
Stand with striking Walmart workers
I am standing with striking workers and calling on you to publicly commit to raise wages and increase access to full-time hours for Walmart workers. Walmart workers should have access to full-time schedules that pay them at least $25,000 per year.
Walmart can do better. You can start to solve these problems by treating us -- your “associates” -- with respect, paying us a living wage, and providing us with the hours we need and the staffing levels you require, and not silencing us when we speak up for our rights.
I urge you to do so.
Why is this important?
As Walmart associates, we have been standing up across the country for respect and fair wages and hours -- and Walmart has tried to silence us along the way.
Walmart is among the most profitable companies in the U.S. and is owned by the Walton family, the richest family in America, yet many associates at Walmart must rely on food stamps and even go hungry because of low wages and a lack of full-time hours.
So now some of us are speaking out and taking our message to Bentonville by going on strike, and standing up to Walmart’s retaliation against us when we speak out. We are taking our message directly to Walmart's headquarters for the annual shareholders' meeting on June 7th to collectively make our voices heard.
Add your name so all our voices are heard at Walmart headquarters when the petitions are delivered.
(UFCW and OUR Walmart have the purpose of helping Wal-Mart employees as individuals or groups in their dealings with Wal-Mart over labor rights and $standards and their efforts to have Wal-Mart publicly commit to adhering to labor rights and standards. UFCW and OUR Walmart have no intent to have Walmart recognize or bargain with UFCW or OUR Walmart as the representative of Walmart employees.)