St. Louis is standing up to Stan Kroenke and Walmart: Think before you shop

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.

MCAW RESPONDS TO MISLEADING NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE

Washington, DC — Making Change at Walmart (MCAW), the national campaign to change Walmart into a more responsible employer, released the following letter to the editor in response to Neil Irwin’s New York Times article (“How Did Walmart Get Cleaner Stores and Higher Sales? It Paid Its People More,” 10/15/16). Signed by Campaign Director Randy Parraz, the letter states in part:

NATIONWIDE WEEK OF ACTIONS WILL CALL ON WALMART TO STOP SELLING TRUMP PRODUCTS

Washington, DC — As part of an ongoing effort to pressure Walmart into denouncing Donald Trump’s racist, xenophobic and misogynistic campaign, Making Change at Walmart (MCAW) announced a week of actions calling on Walmart to stop selling Trump products. Starting October 22nd, the week of action will include events in Washington, DC; Anaheim, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Chicago, Ill; Dallas, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Cincinnati, OH; and New York, NY; and will demonstrate how America’s largest employer, Walmart, shares many of the same values as Donald Trump.