Walmart PVD: Demand Respect for Walmart Workers Everywhere!


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Streaming from today’s 2pm action. Here’s the event description from FB:

Demand Respect for All Walmart Workers
Remember the 112 garment workers who died in Bangladesh
Saturday, December 22nd at 2pm
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Join us as we deliver a letter to Walmart in support of workers’ rights and hear from a Walmart Associate of 12 years, sing adapted holiday carols with a Santa who believes in workplace justice, and remember workers who lost their lives making clothes for Walmart. Walmart, the 25th largest economy in the world, was unwilling to pay for their factories to be safe.

After denials from Walmart that the factory produced their products, it has come to light that Walmart representatives had pressured the factories not to make needed improvements that could have prevented the fatal fire. “Specifically to the issue of any corrections on electrical and fire safety, in most cases very extensive and costly modifications would need to be undertaken. It is not financially feasible to make such investments.” – Walmart executive in Bangladesh in 2011

Stand up against those who put profits over workers’ welfare. Defend Workers’ Rights. Together we can make a difference and help to raise the bar for low-wage workers everywhere!

Always Low Wages? Do you have a story about working a low-paying retail job, about trying to make ends meet? Have you or anyone you know worked at Walmart? In this fight for fairness, your personal struggle matters, let us know if you want to share your story about why the fight for fair wages at Walmart is so important to you. For more information contact Camilo: 401-338-1665 camilo@activism2organizing.org

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