By Angela Williamson (Contact)
To be delivered to: Walmart Board of Directors
America used to promise that working hard and playing by the rules would in turn bring a paycheck that could support a family, opportunities to advance and build a better life for your kids.
But today, America’s promise to provide equal opportunity and reward hard work has been hijacked by companies like Walmart and the richest 1% of Americans who practice a double standard that treats workers one way and rich executives another.
On the one hand, Walmart fired me and another worker and disciplined a third who spoke out for better work conditions. I was fired for taking sick days to care for my ailing grandmother and have since been evicted from my home – despite the fact that my manager approved the leave.
It turns out, we all have one thing in common – we’ve been speaking out publicly about uniting our co-workers across the country for fair wages, full time hours and most of all, respect and dignity at Walmart - America’s largest private employer.
On the other hand, despite its own ethics statement calling on employees to “follow the law at all times” and “reveal and report all information truthfully, without manipulation or misrepresentation,” Walmart rewarded top executives with promotions and bonuses – despite the fact they ignored and covered up the bribery of public officials.
Something isn’t right.
We need to come together to end this double standard that is dividing America. Even super-rich-and-powerful executives need to play by the same rules as the rest of us.
Tell Walmart that CEO Mike Duke and Chairman Rob Walton must resign for their roles in the bribery and cover-up scandal and demand that hard working associates their jobs back.
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