Wake-Up Wal-Mart

WakeUpWalMart.com is about Americans joining together in common purpose to change Wal-Mart. There is only one force powerful enough to change the #1 Fortune 500 company in the world – the American people. WakeUpWalMart.com is about giving Americans the tools to empower themselves to change the world’s largest employer. We are Wal-Mart’s customers and we have the power to make Wal-Mart live up to its responsibility to its employees, our families, our communities and the nation.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011
Philadelphia, DC, and Baltimore Residents to Walmart: We Want Jobs that Pay a Living Wage
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.
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Friday, June 04, 2010
Statement of Dan Schlademan at 2010 Walmart Shareholders Meeting
Thank you, Mr. Chairman and Good Morning. My name is Dan Schlademan, of the United Food and Commercial Workers, representing the Firefighters’ Pension System of Kansas City, Missouri, which is a large, long-term shareholder in our company. I am here to present shareholder proposal #7, which seeks greater disclosure and oversight of political spending. The full proposal is on page 65 and 66 of our company’s proxy. And, with your permission, Mr. Chairman, I will forego reading the entire proposal and supporting statement.
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Monday, April 26, 2010
Walmart Denied the Option to Defend Gender-Discrimination Claims on a Case-by-Case Basis
The following statement was released today by Wake Up Walmart: "Today, the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that Walmart's women workers can vindicate their rights together in a class action case, instead of facing the company one case at a time. Today's ruling holds the nation's largest private employer accountable to a class-action claim that could cost the company billions of dollars in lost wages and benefits owed to female employees who have lost opportunities as a result of Walmart's discriminatory actions.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Walmart's Sick Leave Policy Leaves Workers, Customers and the Public at Risk
WakeUpWalmart.com and a coalition of supporters today launched a national week of action against Walmart's irresponsible sick leave policy. WakeUpWalmart.com will hold events at 50 Walmart stores across the country to deliver ‘demerits' and a letter to local store managers calling on Walmart to change its unfair and harmful sick day policy.
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Monday, January 25, 2010
Walmart Sam’s Club Lowering Worker and Community Standards
The following is a statement from Wake Up Walmart: Walmart launched another assault on living and working standards in communities across the country yesterday, by laying off more than ten thousand Sam's Club employees. The company is outsourcing jobs, many of them part-time, to a company based in Arkansas. Workers report that Walmart called them into mass meetings where they were offered boxes of tissues and told they were no longer needed by the nation's largest private employer.
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Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Statement on China Labor Watch Report: Walmart Standards Fail, Workers Suffer
China Labor Watch’s alarming new report shows that when Walmart saves money on its China-sourced products, workers certainly do not live better. China Labor Watch documented substandard working and living conditions for thousands of Chinese workers toiling to make products for Walmart. According to China Labor Watch, roughly 1,800 workers at the Dashing Decoration Company in Dongguan City specialize in producing candles and Christmas lights for Walmart. The CLW report documents that Dashing workers:
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Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Labor, Environmental, and Community Groups Launch American Values Agenda for Change at Walmart
UFCW International Vice President and Director Pat O'Neill today announced a new national comprehensive American values-driven agenda to hold Walmart accountable to its workers, our communities and the planet.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
WakeUpWalmart.com Calls on Walmart to Pull Ads, Stop Supporting Hate Speech
Today WakeUpWalmart.com, America’s campaign to change Walmart with more than 450,000 members, is calling on Walmart to pull its substantial advertising dollars from the Glen Beck Show on Fox News. Recently many groups have called for a withdrawal of advertising support from Beck’s show because of his extreme and hateful rhetoric. Several companies, including Geico, have pulled all their ads from the show, but Walmart continues to support Beck’s hate speech.
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