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Catholics must take a stand in support of Walmart employees

Catholics must take a stand in support of Walmart employees

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It would be hard to compete with Pharaoh in the realm of obduracy, but Walmart is giving the old man a run for his money. Like the Israelite brick makers of Exodus Chapters 5-11 Walmart workers, organized as OUR Walmart, are asking for respect—specifically, increasing the flexibility of working hours, moving up to full-time work when possible, and increasing pay to a minimum of $25,000 annually.

In addition they are calling for an end to retaliation against associates involved in OUR Walmart and its mini-strikes, like last year’s Black Friday. More than 100 alleged Walmart retaliation cases are pending at the National Labor Relations Board.

Jeff Korgen, is a member of Interfaith Worker Justice's national Board of Directors.

View the full story from U.S. Catholic Magazine

Jeffry Odell Korgen