• June 2011 – More than 100 Walmart associates deliver the Declaration of Respect to Walmart in Bentonville, requesting that the company engage with them to change Walmart for the better.
  • March 2012 – OUR Walmart members write to Mr. Williams to request a meeting to discuss their concerns about poverty wages and lack of respect at Walmart.
  • May 2012 – OUR Walmart members again write to Mr. Williams to request a meeting.
  • June 2012 — OUR Walmart writes to Mr. Williams, reiterating the request for a meeting and reporting on fallout from the Mexico scandal.  The letter specifically cited problems of illegal retaliation by the company against Walmart associates.
  • August 2012 – Civil society leaders write to Mr. Williams to request that he meet with OUR Walmart associates. Signers include: Terry O’Neill (President of the National Organization for Women), Sarita Gupta (Executive Director, Jobs with Justice), Bill Fletcher, Jr. (Chair, National Retail Justice Alliance), and Dan Schlademan (Director, Making Change at Walmart Campaign). Among other issues, the letter asked Mr. Williams to help stop illegal retaliation by Walmart against members of OUR Walmart.
  • November 2012 – OUR Walmart sends letter to Mr. Williams urging him to take leadership and help Walmart change course.
  • May 2013 – OUR Walmart members write to Mr. Williams to voice concerns about ongoing retaliation by the company, as well as expressing a desire for an end to poverty jobs and urging Walmart to sign on to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.
  • February-June 2013 – Issue #1, Issue #2Issue #3, and Issue #4 of Who’s Minding the Store, a newsletter about the lack of leadership on Walmart’s Board of Directors is distributed to Mr. William’s professional and social circles.
  • July 2013 – OUR Walmart members write to Mr. Williams, alerting him to Walmart’s widespread, illegal retaliation against workers who choose to speak out at Walmart and asking for his assistance.
  • Late July 2013 – Several OUR Walmart members, who were unjustly fired after protesting Walmart’s illegal retaliation against associates who spoke out for change at the company, visited Mr. Williams’s home and office in New York City. Many supporters joined them as they called on Mr. Williams to put an immediate end to Walmart’s suppression of workers’ voices.
  • September, 2013 – OUR Walmart member Aaron Lawson creates a petition on CREDO that states, in part, “Your silence is hurting our communities.   We call on you to use your position in the company to immediately reinstate all Walmart workers who were fired for simply exercising their rights.   If you were are unwilling to stand up for workers, we call on you to leave Walmart’s board.”    The petition has received more than 2,000 signatures.
  • October 2013, Issue #5 of Who’s Minding the Store, a newsletter about the lack of leadership on Walmart’s Board of Directors is distributed to Mr. William’s professional and social circles.
  • September 6, 2013 – Members of OUR Walmart and allies were arrested outside of Williams Capital Group, the company where Mr. Williams is CEO, after Mr. Williams refused to speak with them.

On November 18, 2013, the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel announces that it will prosecute Walmart for illegal firings and disciplinary actions involving more than 117 workers (see here).