As The Nation’s new labor blogger Josh Eidelson details, the campaign confronting Walmart in the United States is planning an international escalation for Friday, December 14. In partnership with the global union federation UNI, the union-affiliated group Making Change at Walmart is supporting a “Global Day of Solidarity” with participation expected from Walmart workers in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, Nicaragua, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Zambia.
Add your voice to the protests supporting Walmart workers by signing this petition imploring the retail giant to end retaliation against workers who speak out for change. After you’ve weighed in, share this info with friends, family and your Facebook and Twitter networks. You can also help spread word abut the actions and find an event near you.
This extensive fact-sheet on Walmart offers comprehensive material on the company’s impact on workers’ rights, the environment, small businesses and much, much more.
Walmart has sought to counter recent organizing efforts by filing an unfair labor practice charge against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, and, according to critics, threatening workers with retaliation. Eidelson details these allegations on Democracy Now! in an interview with Amy Goodman.
A weekly guide to meaningful action, this blog connects readers with resources to channel the outrage so many feel after reading about abuses of power and privilege. Far from a comprehensive digest of all worthy groups working on behalf of the social good, Take Action seeks to shine a bright light on one concrete step that Nation readers can take each week. To broaden the conversation, we’ll publish a weekly follow-up post detailing the response and featuring additional campaigns and initiatives that we hope readers will check out. Toward that end, please use the comments field to give us ideas. With your help, we can make real change.