50,000 signatures reached
To: Walmart CEO Doug McMillon
Tell Walmart: Workers Need $15 per hour and access to full time schedules
Walmart is one of the richest corporations in the world, yet its employees still don’t earn enough in wages or work enough hours to survive. Raise worker pay to $15 per hour and provide workers with access to full-time, consistent hours.
Why is this important?
My name is Lisa Pietro and I work at a Walmart store in Winter Haven, FL. After a recent raise, I earn just $9.90 an hour and it’s hardly enough to survive on.
In Florida my new raise means I now make too much for food stamps, yet I still have to skip meals because I can’t always afford food. Just recently, I was accosted at 4am while walking to my morning shift because I can’t afford a car to get to and from work.
I want to work full time and be able to care for myself, but instead, Walmart is cutting workers’ hours across the country. It’s not right that a company with $16 billion in annual profits, owned by the richest family in America, keeps so many of us in poverty.
Following years of huge worker protests, culminating in massive strikes last Black Friday, Walmart finally agreed to raise its wages to bring everyone to $9 per hour. But it’s still not enough.
Our country is at a crossroads. Although our economy has started to improve – especially for those on Wall Street – many of us are still left without jobs or scrambling to survive.
It’s time for Walmart to publicly commit to paying workers a decent wage. If you sign my petition, you can send Walmart a message that you're with us in our fight.
While I’m glad that Walmart is starting to hear our calls for change, I still can’t get by. Even though I’ve asked repeatedly for full-time hours my hours drop as low as 28 some weeks. No one can live like that.
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