February 11, 2013
Colby Harris, OUR Walmart Member Dallas, Texas
Walmart is at it again – using intimidation tactics to keep Walmart workers from coming together to speak out for change. Only this time it's worse than usual.
Now Walmart is telling workers that the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) no longer exists and that if they talk about it or come together to speak out, they will be fired or disciplined.
These lies are an attempt to scare workers and keep them from speaking out.
The truth is, OUR Walmart not only exists, but is growing every day. It is illegal to intimidate or retaliate against workers for coming together to speak out for change with their coworkers.
OUR Walmart's purpose is to help Walmart employees as individuals or groups in their dealings with Walmart over labor rights and standards and their efforts to have Walmart publically commit to adhering to labor rights and standards. OUR Walmart has no intent to have Walmart recognize or bargain with it as the representative of Walmart employees.
Send a message to Walmart's US CEO Bill Simon and CEO Mike Duke calling on them to send a memo to every store recognizing that OUR Walmart does exist and that workers have the right to come together for change.