Support Walmart Workers on Black Friday…and Beyond
Walmart has seen their fair share of “days of action” from community and labor activists. But the recent call to “Stand Up, Live Better,” culminating in walk-outs throughout the country this month, is a game-changer.
The momentum has been building for months. Workers from throughout the supply and distribution chains have walked out and even taken their demands to Walmart’s Home Office in Arkansas. The rest of us have stood in solidarity with them—leafleting, organizing delegations to managers, picketing, and inspiring a groundswell of activity across the country of historic proportions.
On Black Friday, adopt-a-store to engage in creative action during and in between the sales (usually at 10PM, 12AM and 8AM starting the night before).
In areas where OUR Walmart associates are walking out, we ask that community leaders and activists mobilize in solidarity of the action, coordinating with the workers’ plans. Elsewhere, actions can vary from sending Walmart-focused Christmas carols to petitioning the crowds with “I support associates” stickers to wear inside.
By the way, the action won’t stop there!
Walmart’s distribution chain is built on unsafe, low-paying, temporary jobs. Workers in U.S. shipping centers and warehouses that fulfill online orders for major retailers are subject to dangerous, sweatshop-like working conditions especially in the lead up to Cyber Monday, the biggest on-line shopping day of the year. This Cyber Monday, in solidarity with warehouse and supply chain workers, instead of sending our money to Walmart – we're sending a message that we choose safe, sustainable jobs over steals and deals.