The UFCW Local in St. Louis, MO, (Local 655) debuted a new commercial this week that encourages shoppers to buy their holiday groceries from one of the three local union food chains instead of buying from Walmart stores — where Stan Kroenke made his fortune and abandoned St. Louis in the process. MCAW agrees that now, more than ever, it’s important to support workers who fight to improve wages and other benefits in the workplace.
Washington, DC — Making Change at Walmart (MCAW), the national campaign to change Walmart into a more responsible employer, released the following statement in response to the United States’ 2016 election:
Washington, DC — Making Change at Walmart (MCAW), the national campaign to change Walmart into a more responsible employer, issued the following statement today in response to a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling concerning a sit-down strike that occurred in Richmond, California, in November of 2012.
As the nation celebrated LGBT Pride throughout the month of June, Making Change at Walmart campaigned to not let Walmart get away with their attempted “rainbow washing,” instead of being a true ally to LGBT workers and customers. Read more about the MCAW and UFCWOutreach campaign here.
On April 2, 2016, Frank Swanson, a Walmart cashier who was 20 days shy of his 20th anniversary with Walmart, was terminated. At the time, Frank made $13.92/hour. Frank is 52 years-old, and suffered brain damage from an accident that took place when he was in 8th grade. He is also partially paralyzed on one side. He was eligible for disability payments when he turned 18, but he’s never received them. If you ask him why, he says he is able to work, so why shouldn’t he earn his money?
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Max is an Army veteran who served overseas in the 1980s. Now, he works at Walmart, and doesn’t feel like the retailer appreciates or values his status as a veteran. He’s a proud member of OUR Vets.
Meg is a veteran of the Navy who served her country from 1992 to 1995, and a member of OUR Vets. She’s worked at a New Mexico Walmart for the past four years, but doesn’t feel like she’s been getting a fair shot to advance up the retailer’s company ladder.