Last week, thousands gathered in Arkansas for Walmart’s shareholder meeting. But while celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Jennifer Hudson and Hugh Jackman performed for the crowd of stock-owners and workers flown in by the company, members of OUR Walmart, a group of workers organizing for higher wages and better working conditions, protested outside.
The Nation’s Josh Eidelson joined Democracy Now! and Kalpona Akter, Executive Director of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity, and Scott Nova, Executive Director of the Workers Rights Consortium, to discuss the Walmart strike on Democracy Now! this morning. He also appeared on Al-Jazeera.