I am disappointed at the announcement that Walmart stores will start sales at 8 pm on Thanksgiving Day to get a few steps in front of the competition. Walmart makes profits of more than 16 billion yearly. The company can afford to give its employees this holiday to spend with their families.
This early opening is one more example of Walmart’s disregard for its employees. As the largest employer in the country, Walmart could be setting a standard for businesses to value families, but instead, this is another Walmart policy decision that hurts the families of workers at its stores.
I urge you to give Walmart employees their holiday back. That’s why we’re here supporting workers and calling for change. Our country needs Walmart and big corporations to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Walmart has a responsibility as the country’s largest employer to create good jobs. Walmart can do the right thing, and give Thanksgiving back and allow workers to spend time with their families.