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.
December 2011 – An OUR Walmart member and labor and community representatives go on delegations to the Partnership for New Communities (Linda Wolf was a board member there at the time) and Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
March 2012– OUR Walmart members write to Ms. Wolf to request a meeting to discuss their concerns about poverty wages and lack of respect at Walmart.
May 2012 – OUR Walmart members write to Wolf to request a meeting.
May 2012 – Community members follow up on their letter with an action in Chicago.
June 2012 – OUR Walmart writes to Wolf, 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 Wolf to request that she 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 Ms. Wolf to help stop illegal retaliation by Walmart against members of OUR Walmart.
November 2012 – OUR Walmart sends letter to Ms. Wolf urging her to take leadership and help Walmart change course.
May 2013 – OUR Walmart members write to Ms. Wolf 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.
June 3, 2013 – Community members present Ms. Wolf with a letter from OUR Walmart members at a Field Museum event featuring Wolf. The letter called on her to listen to meet with Walmart members of OUR Walmart, call on the company to raise wages and access to full time hours, and encourage Walmart to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.
July 2013 – OUR Walmart Members write to Ms. Wolf alerting her to Walmart’s widespread, illegal retaliation against workers who choose to speak out at Walmart and asking for her assistance.