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.
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.
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:
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.
More takeaways from last week’s analyst shindig:
Walmart Director and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is profiled in the September issue of Vogue.
Over 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.