What would happen to the US Labor Movement if millions of low-wage workers stood up and demanded a living wage, union recognition, and the right to sit across from management at the bargaining table? We could be witnessing the start of something big.
Fellow Workers, let's give all the support possible to our fellows workers who are beginning to rise up around the country!
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Just a month after strikes swept through Walmart stores in 12 states and weeks before the announced Black Friday Walmart strikes, Walmart retail workers and the warehouse workers that move Walmart's goods are already taking action.
Two weeks ago, Walmart workers in Northern California held a sit-in at one store and then walked off the job after a manager made racists comments in attempt to silence workers. Last Friday, workers in Texas went on strike and earlier this week in California followed their lead. Yesterday the warehouse workers who move Walmart's goods went on strike. Today, store workers in Washington also went out in what is being called the first set of "viral strikes" (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...) given its potential to spread.
These courageous actions tell us that the Black Friday Walmart strikes and actions are going to be the biggest nationwide event Walmart has ever seen.
We want you to be part of it. Join us (http://www.corporateactionnetwork.org/...) at a Walmart store near you on Black Friday. For more than a year, Walmart workers from around the country have been coming together to speak out for change. These workers have called on the company to address their concerns around low wages, unaffordable benefits, under-staffing, erratic scheduling and above all else the lack of respect in the workplace.
When Walmart workers spoke out for change, Walmart illegally retaliated against them and has tried to silence these brave workers.
Will you stand with Walmart workers as they go on strike this Black Friday? Find a strike or solidarity event near you or adopt a store and host an event of your own. You can find events and materials here to get you started.
Making Change at Walmart
Follow below the Solidarity Squiggle for more helpful links.
Big H/T to ShoshannaD for sending me these links:
Framingham, MA Walmart, OLB Support Group
Color of Change petition:
Erie, PA support group:
Jobs with Justice in support of Walmart Workers:
Chicago support group:
Sign-on petition: give Walmart Workers back Thanksgiving with their families:
The Movement is spreading!
Let's join with these Workers and demand a living wage for all of our fellow workers!
Who comes to speak for the skin and the bone?