OUR Walmart issues open letter to new CEO McMillon

As the Wall Street Journal reported last week, new Walmart CEO Doug McMillon “woke up Thursday morning to find a personal message from worker advocates asking for better pay and treatment splashed across a full page ad in his hometown newspaper,” the Benton County Daily Record.

Now Walmart workers are protesting director Christopher Williams

Two weeks ago, Walmart director and Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer once again faced protesting Walmart workers, who disrupted a fireside chat at the Dreamforce ’13 conference.

Why Walmart workers are protesting Board of Directors members like Marissa Mayer

Hey, so why are Walmart associates in OUR Walmart protesting Marissa Mayer and other members of Walmart’s Board of Directors? San Francisco Magazine actually talked to one of the protesters to find out:

Federal agency authorizes prosecution of Walmart on violations of worker rights

Big news yesterday related to Walmart’s ongoing labor unrest in its supply chain and stores: The National Labor Relations Board has found merit in several charges that Walmart violated workers’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act.

Walmart dips its toe into addressing store understaffing. Maybe.

For months, news report after news report after news report has identified systematic understaffing as the reason for Walmart’s ongoing out-of-stocks problem. (That problem, in turn, has been contributing to low customer confidence, weaker-than-expected sales results, and bizarrely-rigged audits.)

Glowing Marissa Mayer profile in Vogue omits controversial Walmart affiliation

Walmart Director and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is profiled in the September issue of Vogue.

Walmart Workers’ Protest Spotlights Taxpayers’ Dollars Supporting Rob Walton’s Excessive Lifestyle

Rob Walton racing suitOver the weekend, Salinas Valley community supporters joined Walmart workers at a demonstration in front of the Laguna Seca Raceway in California during the annual Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The demonstration took place while Walmart Board Chair, and heir to the Walton family fortune, Rob Walton raced two of his multimillion dollar racecars worth more than $16 million. The purpose of the protest was to bring attention to the disturbing fact as well as the reality that Rob Walton and his familyengage in lavish and expensive hobbies while the family increases its wealth by pushing certain Walmart worker costs onto taxpayers.

Jim Breyer: OUR Walmart’s 2012 Tunnel Visionary of the Year

Ten-year Walmart Board member Jim Breyer has been named “Tunnel Visionary of the Year” by members of Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart). The award is being given to Breyer in recognition of his “uncanny ability to overlook problems at Walmart.”