Exposing the negative impact the country’s largest employer has on all American workers, local retail workers, community leaders and Walmart workers will rally at the H Street Walmart this afternoon (see Calendar, above) as part of a nationwide “Are You With Us?” grassroots initiative. By paying employees poverty-level wages, cutting hours and schedules, Walmart forces workers into part-time jobs and salaries with insufficient benefits, says OUR Walmart, which is coordinating rallies and actions at hundreds of Walmart stores across the country as well as a targeted national ad campaign. “Everyday, all across this nation, countless hard-working Walmart workers live in poverty, struggle to pay bills, and are unable to support their families,” says OUR Walmart. “We are asking Walmart consumers to call management and tell them to improve Walmart workers’ wages and workplace benefits.”photo: Black Friday demo at H Street Walmart; photo courtesy Answer Coalition Twitter
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