October 4, 6 PM: Alliance/AFT activists and their friends will do a postcard get-out-the-vote campaign at their union hall, corner Bishop & Centre in the Oak Cliff part of Dallas. Zip 75208. Everybody needed
We'll be finding out how we can back the WalMart Associates at a meeting Tuesday:
As communities across the country raise their voices in calls for changes at Walmart, workers from nearly a dozen stores in the Los Angeles-area went on strike today [October 4] in the first-ever Walmart Associate walk-out in protest of attempts to silence and retaliate against workers for speaking out for improvements on the job.
Community leaders and Walmart Associates, who are members of the worker organization OUR Walmart, have been calling on Walmart and Chairman Rob Walton to address take home pay so low that Associates are forced to rely on public programs to support their families and understaffing that is keeping workers from receiving sufficient hours and is also hurting customer service. The company has not only refused to address these concerns that are affecting 1.4 million Associates across the country, it has attempted to silence those who speak out and has retaliated against workers for raising concerns that would to help the company, workers and the community.
As strikes and protests against Walmart expand nationwide, we want to keep our Dallas community informed on events taking place in our neighborhoods. Please plan to come support Walmart Associates next Tuesday, October 9th at 7:45am as we call for an end to Walmart’s attempts to silence and retaliate against workers who speak out.
http://afl.salsalabs.com/o/4023/c/206/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4893 to send a message of support
For more information, (859) 322-8196 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WOW. For the first time in the 50 years of the corporation, Walmart associates went on strike at several stores in Pico Rivera, California, to protest the company’s illegal attempts to silence them.
Today’s (October 4) historic strike is the latest in a flood of recent worker-led protests in the Walmart supply chain. From its suppliers to its warehouses to the stores themselves, workers at Walmart are fed up with being silenced:
The momentum is building across the country as workers take a stand against the largest employer in the world whose practices are lowering job standards in industries across the globe. We’re ready to step up our campaign to improve working conditions for Walmart workers across the supply chain – but we can’t do it without you.
Please forward this message to your friends, family, and co-workers and encourage them to join us at this critical moment.
When workers stand up, we should all stand up. We can’t let Walmart punish workers that bring concerns to management. Forward this message to everyone you know today.
Thanks for your continued support of these courageous workers,
Jobs with Justice
P.S. Check out this great article explaining why today’s strike is so significant.
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Oct 10: 7 PM: (2nd Wednesday) CANCEL the monthly Jobs with Justice meeting, 2218 E Main in Grand Prairie. With this critical election and everything else that's happening, we can't take time to talk!
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