idroolinmysleep asked: Why Walmart? Are they singularly worse than the other big box stores? Target has a more fashionable image, but I don't think their labor practices are any better than Walmart's.
There are several ways to address this. Most importantly, Rebrand Walmart was conceived as a way to support the courageous Walmart workers who are organizing against illegal retaliation, poverty wages and unfair schedule manipulation.
Additionally, as the largest employer in the U.S. and the world, Walmart sets industry standards that other companies follow. Improving conditions for Walmart workers and those in Walmart’s supply chain would have a dramatic impact across the globe.
That said, we fully support the creation of a Rebrand Target tumblr!
2:23 pm • 7 January 2013 • 1 note
The majority of Walmart warehouse workers are hired through temp agencies, paid low wages, receive no benefits, and have no job security. They routinely lift heavy boxes – up to 200-pounds – from shipping containers on a piece rate system or for minimum wage for hours and days on end – in some cases 362 days a year. Workers encounter inhumane work speeds, moving up to 450 boxes per hour by hand, pollutants, high temperatures, little ventilation and intense retaliation if they complain about the conditions. Serious injuries on the job are common. For more info, check out Warehouse Workers United and Warehouse Workers for Justice.
You, too, can tell the truth about Walmart in their own stores! [Photo by Katie Moore.]
11:32 am • 7 January 2013 • 131 notes
Walmart keeps standards low to give YOU low prices.
We’re Greedy. Find our competitors paying their employees less? We’ll match them, guaranteed.
We Exploit Workers. We gladly ignore abuses at our manufacturing and warehouse facilities. We also retaliate against workers when they speak up! :-)
Make your own Walmart signs.
10:20 am • 19 December 2012 • 17 notes
Unforseeable Costs from #WalmartElves @CorpAction #OurMart #WalkOutOnWalmart
6:23 am • 18 December 2012 • 8 notes
We #WalmartElves were able to sneak into a #Walmart and spread truth!
More rebranding fun!
6:22 am • 18 December 2012 • 8 notes
46 cents: Additional cost per shopping trip for a Walmart customer if the company offered a minimum wage of $12 an hour.
1:56 pm • 17 December 2012 • 14 notes