A little less than one year ago, Walmart workers across the nation walked off the job on “Black Friday” to spotlight Walmart’s low wages and poor working conditions. Today those same conditions prompted 80 workers at a Miami Walmart to hit the picket line.
Since November there have been dozens of actions and strikes by Walmart workers around the country. Paul Toussaint, a Miami area OUR Walmart member, said:
Walmart workers nationwide have been standing up and speaking out for better jobs, better wages and an end to Walmart’s illegal retaliation against workers who speak out. And these courageous strikers are in solidarity with Walmart associates across the country who have been calling for change, striking against retaliation and even been arrested in nonviolent protest.
Low wages force many Walmart workers to rely on public assistance, from food stamps to health care, and the Miami workers and others who are demanding change at Walmart are calling on Walmart to pay a living wage of $25,000 a year.
Show your support for Walmart workers by signing a petition calling on Walmart to respect workers’ rights and pay a living wage. Find out more at Our Walmart and at Making Change at Walmart.