Illinois Walmart Warehouse Workers Deserve Fairness, Demand Change
By Paco Fabian
To be delivered to:
Mike Duke, CEO, Walmart
No one should come to work and endure extreme temperatures, inhale dust and chemical residue, and lift thousands of boxes weighing up to 250 lbs. with no support. Workers never know how long the work day will be—sometimes two hours, sometimes 16 hours. Injuries are common, as is discrimination against women and illegal retaliation against workers who speak up for better treatment.
We call on you to ensure that:
1. Workers receive a living wage and are paid for all hours worked in accordance with the law
2. Workers have consistent, regular work schedules in order to be able to care for their families
3. Workers have a safe workplace with better training and safety equipment; and
4. There is an immediate end to all intimidation and illegal retaliation against workers for exercising their rights
Walmart Warehouse Workers went on strike in Elwood, IL on September 15 to protest wage theft, discrimination and even retailiation of those that spoke out demanding more respect. Please join us in sending a message to Walmart to demand changes in the Walmart warehouses.