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.

West Plains, MO, Rallies Around fired Walmart Worker

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?

Veteran Asks Walmart For a Fair Chance

Meg-Veteran2Meg 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.

Walmart Doesn’t Keep its Promise to Veterans

Kenney-Veteran2Kenney is a veteran of the Vietnam War who served in the Army from 1974 through 1995, and a member of OUR Vets. He was drawn to a job at the Phoenix, AZ, Walmart six years ago because he believed the company when they said they looked out for veterans and took care of workers like him.