On Friday, dozens of local Walmart workers striking for higher wages and consistent full-time hours will march on the H Street Walmart store backed up by hundreds of community allies. This is one of at least five local Black Friday Walmart actions. Maria Fuentes, who will help lead the march, worked full-time at the H Street store until management cut her hours in August...
Unable to support her daughter with fewer hours, Fuentes took on a second part-time job to make ends meet. But with her ever-unpredictable schedule at Walmart, Fuentes had to quit her second part-time job and was soon terminated at Walmart. She believes her affiliation with OUR Walmart and her willingness to speak out was, in part, the reason for her dismissal.
"Walmart workers - and workers at low-wage jobs across Washington, DC - are facing a shared crisis of hours and scheduling," said Ari Schwartz of DC Jobs With Justice. "This Black Friday, Walmart workers are demanding livable wages and full-time work because wages alone are not enough. Standing beside them will be workers from across the District demanding a right to just hours and fair schedules." Click here for more details on the DC Black Friday action or contact [email protected]