Walmart: Bring Back Holiday Pay for Your Workers

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon

Walmart eliminated holiday pay for its workers in 2016. Practices such as this send a clear message to working people that the company believes fair compensation for workers is less important than boosting corporate profits. As the nation’s largest employer, Walmart should set the bar for other employers.

Sign the petition to urge Walmart to bring back holiday pay for its workers.

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Washington, DC

To: Walmart CEO Doug McMillon
From: [Your Name]

We believe the holidays are a special time of year. However, Walmart’s 2016 policy change eliminating holiday pay sends a strong message that there is nothing special about the holidays when it comes to how Walmart treats and pays its workers.

If Walmart is going to remain open on major holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year’s, it should bring back holiday pay so workers are fairly compensated for all they give up to make the holidays happen.

Many United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) members are paid for every holiday, whether they work the day or not. And some who work on a holiday receive holiday premium pay, such as time and a half. Retailers such as Target and Macy’s offer some type of holiday or premium pay for working on holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. It is time for the country’s largest employer to do the same for its employees.

We are telling Walmart CEO Doug McMillon to honor all that Walmart workers sacrifice to make the holidays happen and to bring back the holiday pay they have earned.

By signing this petition, you are standing up for over 1.5 million Walmart store workers who deserve fair compensation for giving up their holidays so that we can enjoy ours.