27 thoughts on “International Walmart protests today



    360l Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21227
    Sat. January 19, 2013
    12 Noon to 1 P.M.

    OUR Walmart workers

    Video of OUR Walmart workers at the Nat’l Peoples Power Assembly on Dec. 15, 2012

    Demand justice for low wage workers from Walmart to McDonalds.
    Stand for workers rights from Michigan to Maryland!
    Say NO to so-called “right to work” laws and YES to raising the minimum wage!
    No to inadequate health care and lack of right’s on the job!

    One out of every four persons in Baltimore City is reportedly living in poverty. Many of those who live in poverty actually work, but at jobs that pay next to nothing. In many cases these same workers are employed by multi-billion dollar, greedy corporations like Wal-Mart and McDonalds.

    Let’s stand together! If Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today he would be walking the picket line.

    HEAR: Representatives of the OUR Walmart campaign; low wage workers fighting to raise the minimum wage; and many others. Let’s let Walmart know that those in the community support the Walmart workers; that “an injury to one is an injury to all”.
    OUR Walmart workers

    Initiated by:

    Baltimore Southern Christian Leadership Conference
    and the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly

    For more info: call 410-500-2168 or 410-218-4835

    Join the Maryland Justice for Low Wage Workers!


    a focus group of the Peoples Power Assembly

    Dear Super Walmart Manager,

    We the undersigned, community, civil rights, student, and religious leaders, have picked this special weekend, the weekend commemorating Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, to call on you to provide justice for your workers.

    Dr. King Jr. marched for justice for all! He called for an end to poverty, and poverty wages. He spoke out for worker’s rights on and off the job. He was jailed for fighting against discrimination.

    Low wages, inadequate health care coverage, lack of right’s on the job including retaliation for speaking out, among many other things, are problems for all of us.

    Surely, the multi-billion dollar Walmart corporation can do better!

    We ask you to seriously take up the demands of OUR Walmart, your very own workers, and hear their voices.

    “An injury to one, is an injury to all.”

    Signed,(This is a partial list of signers)

    Rev. Cortly CD Witherspoon, President Baltimore Southern Christian Leadership Conference and representative Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly
    Sharon Black, Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly
    Fred Mason, President, Maryland and D.C. AFL-CIO
    Attorney Curtis Cooper, National Lawyers Guild, Maryland Chapter
    Richie Armstrong, Community Churches United
    Elizabeth Alex, Baltimore lead organizer, CASA de Maryland
    Tom Dodge, Save Our Post Office
    Council person, Mary Pat Clarke, District 14
    Rev. Heber Brown, Pastor Pleasant Hope Baptist Church
    Nakia Washington, Coppin State University student activist
    Bishop Barry Chapman
    Rita Collins, President Northwestern High School Alumni Association
    Cory McCray, Co-founder BEST Democratic Club
    Roxi Herbekian, President UNITE-HERE Local 7
    Arnold Jolivet, Maryland Minority Contract Association
    Council person, Bill Henry, District 4
    Leon Purnell, Board member SCLC and Eastside community activist
    Attorney J. Wyndal Gordon, Warrior Lawyer
    Andre Powell, AFSCME Delegate, Baltimore Metropolitan Labor Council
    Kate Planco Waybright, Int. Executive Director, Progressive Maryland
    Kaye Adler, Black Red American Indian Voices
    Donna Simone Plamondon, Occupy Baltimore
    Max Obuszewski, Pledge of Resistance, Anti-war activist
    Eartha Harris, Millions More Movement
    Bonnie Lane, Word on the Street, Homeless activist
    Barbara Larcom, CASA/LIMAY
    Frank M. Conaway Sr., Circuit Court Clerk, Baltimore City
    Renee Washington, AFSCME Local 97

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  10. The Walton family is the richest family in America with nearly $150 billion in wealth – but most Walmart workers make less than $25,000 a year.

    Let’s support Walmart workers in nearly 800 stores who want Walmart to increase wages to $15 an hour with full-time hours.

    Thanks for all you do!

    Bob Fertik


    Workers’ Voice

    Dear Activist,

    We take our name – Workers’ Voice – pretty seriously.

    That’s why we need your support to stand up for Walmart workers. The Waltons are the billionaires (with a b) who own Walmart, and they are the richest family in America.

    But most of their employees, the Walmart workers who keep their store running and do the actual work to make those profits for them, make less than $25,000 a year. Walmart workers in more than 2,000 stores have joined calls for Walmart to publicly commit to increasing workers’ wages to $15 an hour and giving them access to full-time hours.

    Join them here and tell the Waltons that if they don’t respond, you’ll be in the streets protesting on behalf of workers on Black Friday!

    Many Walmart workers who helped to build the Waltons’ fortune are struggling just to get by. Workers at Walmart are looking for a fair shot, but the silver-spooned Walton family is robbing them of a decent living.

    We’re calling on the Walton family to stop being so greedy and start treating their workers right. The inspiring grassroots movement of Walmart workers has made it clear they won’t rest until they can actually live better, just like Walmart promises its customers.

    It’s not too much to ask. It’s just enough to get by. And that’s why we need your help. Getting Walmart to publicly commit to paying $15 an hour is just a start, and it would help more than Walmart workers. As the biggest private employer in the country, a win for Walmart workers is a win for all workers.

    Put your workers’ voice in chorus with Walmart workers. Sign the petition.

    Mike Podhorzer
    Workers’ Voice

    Paid for by Workers’ Voice, http://www.workersvoice.org.
    Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee

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