Washington, D.C. – January 4, 2013 – 2012 was a big year for OUR Walmart, Making Change at Walmart, and supporters of Walmart workers who are fed up with being retaliated against when speaking out on the job. Protests, walk-outs, strikes, and other actions caught the attention of the national media and other low-wage workers across the country, and Walmart is on the defense.
Dhaka, Bangladesh – January 4, 2012 – A new plan for audits of labor conditions at Walmart’s US distribution centers drew skeptical reactions from labor groups Thursday. According to The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the plan on December 28, Walmart’s plan is “similar to” the labor monitoring system the company currently uses for its overseas suppliers in countries such as China and Bangladesh.
Toronto – December 14, 2012 (updated December 15, 2012) – Leading labour organizations from around the globe joined forces with community members on December 14 to make an important stand for change at Walmart by asking the retailer to start respecting the rights of its 2 million employees.