If you believe that the fight for social
justice doesn't just stop at the doorsteps of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, but that true social justice means an end to racial discrimination, sexism, the right to join a union, the right to a living wage and health care, and peace above war, then you belong with Pride At Work.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Making Change at Walmart
Change at Walmart, a coalition of Walmart associates, small business
owners, religious leaders and other members of the community that are fighting
to make change at the nation's largest employer, it was announced that the National
Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will prosecute Walmart for its "widespread
violations of its workers’ rights." The decision will provide additional
protection for Walmart’s 1.3 million employees when they are speaking out for
better jobs and working conditions.
coalition was advised Monday that the NLRB ‘s General Counsel is prepared to prosecute
a complaint against Walmart for illegal firings and disciplinary actions
involving more than 117 workers, including those who went on strike last June.
decision addresses allegations of threats by managers and the company’s
national spokesperson discouraging workers from striking and illegal
disciplinary actions against workers who were on legally protected strikes.
Workers could win back pay, reinstatement and the reversal of disciplinary
actions as a result of the decision; and Walmart could be required to inform
and educate all employees of their legally protected rights.
movement is now sweeping across the nation, most recently in Seattle and
Chicago....the message is clear: Walmart workers are tired of the retailer's
low wages, unpredictable work hours and unjust retaliation against workers.
Many workers make as little as $12,000 a year for working 32 hours a week.
has started a series of chain-reaction protests is the "Black Friday creep" that Walmart started last year,
deciding to begin Black Friday on Thanksgiving day rather then the following day. This led to
an uproar by workers, leading many to take to the internet in protest, looking
for support from the community.
Rochester Labor Council, along with community friends and allies are planning
to leaflet 3 Walmart locations in our area:
Walmart Supercenter 2859
November 29, 2013 • 11:00 AM
2150 Chili Ave ROCHESTER, NY 14624
November 29, 2013 11:00 AM 1902 Empire Blvd. WEBSTER, NY 14580
Walmart Supercenter November 29,
2013 11:00 AM
Rochester, NY 14623 (Henrietta)