For Immediate Release
Christina DiPasquale, Christina@fitzgibbonmedia.com, 202.716.1953
OURWalmart Responds to Corporation’s Plummeting Stock Value Today
WASHINGTON - Today, Walmart is set for its worst stock decline in more than 15 years.
Said Walmart associate Tarcenia Floyd from Winter Haven, Florida:
“This news doesn’t come as a surprise after what I’ve seen and experienced working for Walmart for the last 7 years. As a shareholder and an associate working to keep customers happy and sales up, I can tell you that Walmart’s heavy reliance on a part-time workforce and hiring temporary associates is a big part of the problem that we’re seeing contribute to long lines, issues with inventory and many out of stock items.
“Despite working hard to make Walmart a successful company, I come home to an empty kitchen most nights. Though investors today may feel like they lost a lot, I can barely afford groceries since Walmart lowered my pay after I had to switch shifts to care for my mom, recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. My fellow Walmart associates and I are fighting for $15 an hour and full-time as part of OURWalmart, and hope that other shareholders see today that profits go hand in hand with compensating employees fairly, giving them full-time work and respecting them on the job.”
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