More than 1.4 million Walmart workers in the United States are earning poverty wages and work in dangerous environments with limited access to insurance and benefits at Walmart. IWJ is working with the Making Change at Walmart Campaign and the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart). While customers enjoy low prices, it comes at a cost to Walmart Associates and Walmart warehouse workers. The working conditions for the warehouse workers are dangerous and inhumane. Walmart’s median worker annual pay is $22,700 and many are given less than 40 hours a week so Walmart doesn’t have to pay for insurance and benefits.
While workers struggle to get by, the Walton family owns more than $100 billion – more than the bottom 30 percent of American families combined. IWJ is calling on Walmart executives to put all that corporate wealth back to the hard working workers by providing them with living wages, benefits and safer working conditions in the spirit of Jubilee.
Walmart associates, along with labor, community and faith leaders are organizing actions around the country, calling for respect at work from the nation's largest retail employer. Join us today!
Tell store managers that you stand with workers fighting for dignity and respect-> Host an action, rally or prayer vigil at a local Walmart stores, we can help!
Visit IWJ's Resource Center for tools how to support Walmart workers in the stores and along the supply chain-> Click here to check IWJ's resource center
Join IWJ's online Walmart Action team to receive special updates about this campaign -> Click here to join the special Walmart Action team