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Philadelphia, DC, and Baltimore Residents to Walmart: We Want Jobs that Pay a Living Wage

WASHINGTON - As Walmart pursues expansion into major urban markets, the feelings of local residents are clear: We have standards. Specifically, people want career jobs in their communities that pay a living wage and provide benefits - not low-wage jobs that cannot support a family.

On Wednesday, July 21 at 11:30 a.m., leaders from the United Food and Commercial Workers and pollster David Meriman of Lake Research will share the findings and implications of a recent poll of residents in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

Who:
David Mermin, Lake Research
Mark Federici, UFCW Local 400 (Washington, DC)
Brian Nesbit, UFCW Local 27 (Baltimore)
Don McGrogan, UFCW Local 1776 (Philadelphia)
Jennifer Stapleton, WakeUp Walmart, UFCW International Union

When: Wednesday, July 21, 11:30 am

Where: Dial 1-800-230-1085
Passcode is 165510

RSVP: Please email cyoder@ufcw.org to receive the documents being presented in this press call.

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