JUNE 4TH: OUR Walmart National Strike Day & Action on Inequality
Important Note: Judges have ordered non-Associates who are agents of the UFCW Intl. or OUR Walmart from going into Walmart property except to shop in Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Colorado and Maryland. A California judge has enjoined non-associate agents of the UFCW and OUR Walmart from engaging in certain activities inside CA Walmart stores. Please review our legal instructions.
OUR Walmart members will be striking in key locations across the country to protest Walmart’s illegal retaliation against Associates who have spoken up about inequality and have struck. Associates have been calling for Walmart wages to be raised to $25,000. Faith communities, union members, community groups, allied groups and students will be taking action in solidarity with Associates who are standing up against inequality. These actions will be happening at stores across the country and online.
We want to make sure we create as many actions at stores and online as possible, raising the issue of the Walmart Economy in advance of the annual meeting and stand in solidarity with the OUR Walmart strikes happening on June 4th, 2014.
At the store
The focus for this action will be on customers- your goal is to talk to as many customers as possible and get them to take action by signing a petition. Your primary objective is to use the power Walmart customers have to activate them in support of the campaign by asking them to sign a petition. Remember Walmart’s primary audience is its customers. Walmart’s main goal is to get customers to buy their products. This is why the customers have enormous power with Walmart and its leaders like Rob Walton.
1. Hand out leaflets to customers
2. Ask customers to sign the petition
3. Hold signs and banners calling for Walmart to raise wages to $25,000 a year
4. Take a picture of your store action and tweet (Instagram works too!) using #WalmartStrikers
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: UFCW and OUR Walmart have the purpose of helping Wal-Mart employees as individuals or groups in their dealings with Wal-Mart over labor rights and standards and their efforts to have Wal-Mart publically commit to adhering to labor rights and standards. UFCW and OUR Walmart have no intent to have Walmart recognize or bargain with UFCW or OUR Walmart as the representative of Walmart employees.