OUR Walmart

OUR Walmart works to ensure that every Associate, regardless of his or her title, age, race, or sex, is respected at Walmart. We join together to offer strength and support in addressing the challenges that arise in our stores and our company everyday.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013
LA Walmart Workers Go On Strike
Joined by hundreds of community supporters, Walmart workers walked off the job at stores throughout the Los Angeles area today , saying they couldn’t wait another moment for Walmart to end its illegal retaliation against workers calling for better wages and full-time work.
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Thursday, August 22, 2013
Update: 10 Walmart Workers Arrested in Protest of Low Wages, Illegal Retaliation
Ten current and recently-fired Walmart workers were arrested outside the company’s offices in Washington, DC Thursday afternoon. Citing calls for better jobs and an end to the illegal retaliation that have gone unanswered by the country’s largest employer, ten Walmart workers were arrested blocking the door in front of the company’s DC offices when company officials refused to address their concerns.
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Thursday, August 22, 2013
Walmart Workers Risk Arrest in Protest of Low Wages, Illegal Retaliation
Following a surge in illegal retaliation against workers speaking out for better jobs at Walmart, a group of current and recently-fired Walmart workers, along with hundreds of community supporters, protested outside the company’s offices in Washington, DC Thursday afternoon.
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Thursday, August 15, 2013
Walmart Worker Reacts to Weak Q2 Earnings Report
Walmart's second quarter sales report shows the continuation of negative same store sales. In response, OUR Walmart member Larry Born, who has worked at Walmart in Crestwood, IL for over three years, issued the following statement:
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Wednesday, August 07, 2013
OUR Walmart Statement on OSHA Settlement With Walmart
Today, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it has reached a settlement with Walmart on a large number of repeated and serious worker safety violations including a lack of proper training on handling of hazardous chemicals and dangerous conditions related to poorly maintained equipment. In response, OUR Walmart members issued the following statement:
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Fighting Back Against Illegal Firings: Walmart Workers, Community Supporters Increase Calls on Board for Better Jobs
In response to Walmart’s increased attempts to silence employees who spoke out at the company’s June shareholder meeting about retaliation against those who call for better jobs, this week Walmart associates and their supporters are fighting back with an unprecedented wave of actions on the ground and online. At the same time, warehouse workers in California have gone on strike to protest the extreme intimidation, spying, and retaliation they have experienced since they exposed dangerous and unsafe working conditions at a Walmart-contracted warehouse in Riverside County.
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Monday, July 15, 2013
Walmart Associates Call for Walmart Director Marissa Mayer to End Her Silence
At Yahoo offices in ten cities nationwide, Walmart workers and community supporters gathered to publicly call on Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to end her silence as Walmart faces criticism over its widespread violations of labor law. Walmart workers and recently fired Walmart Associates asked Mayer to call on Walmart CEO Mike Duke to reinstate workers who were fired in retaliation for standing up for better jobs and asked her to help change Walmart or quit the Walmart Board of Directors.
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Friday, June 07, 2013
At Walmart's Annual Shareholder Meeting, Workers, Activists, Shareholders Call for a Change of Course
Striking workers believe in Walmart, but they - along with business analysts, economists, shareholders, and human rights activists - also believe the company must address deep-rooted issues affecting workers, customer service and sales, and they are raising their concerns at this year's shareholder meeting.
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Friday, May 31, 2013
Bangladeshi Sweatshop Critic to Join Calls for Change at Walmart Shareholder Meeting
Kalpona Akter, a former garment worker from Bangladesh, will join striking Walmart workers and warehouse workers at the company’s annual meeting Friday, June 7 in Bentonville, Arkansas, to call for a change of course by top management.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Walmart Workers Strike To End Illegal Retaliation
In protest of Walmart’s illegal efforts to silence the growing calls for a change of course at the country’s largest company, Walmart associates walked off the job in the Bay Area, Massachusetts, and Miami today with their co-workers in towns and cities across the country pledging to do the same. With community supporters echoing their calls nationally, the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) – a national organization of Walmart associates speaking out for a stronger company and economy – has been calling on the nation’s largest privat
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