Wal-Mart Employees Seek Respect, Better Pay & Working Conditions


Justice and Witness News Briefs

11/13/2012

An article on the United Church of Christ website is a call to action against Wal-Mart abuses. An excerpt follows.  Read the article in its entirety here.

Wal-Mart is the largest corporation in the world and the largest private employer in the United States. It has the power and influence to set a standard for fair workplace practices. Instead, Wal-Mart engages in systematic abuses of workers:

  • low wages
  • few benefits
  • discrimination
  • failure to pay employees for hours worked
  • anti-union behavior
  • use of sweatshops
  • abuse of immigrants
  • displacement of smaller, local stores

Our God is a God of justice, a justice that extends even to the workplace and the big-box store. We are called to seek justice for Wal-Mart workers.  Plans are underway to hold actions at Wal-Mart stores across the country on Black Friday, the huge shopping day on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Here is how you can support Wal-Mart workers:

Learn whiy people of faith are calling for jubilee at Wal-Mart. 

For ideas on organizing a Black Friday action at a local Wal-Mart, click here.

Track events as they unfold here.

 



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