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Support Walmart Black Friday Strikers!

Posted 1 year ago on Nov. 17, 2012, 1:50 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: labor, boycott, donate, walmart, black friday

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Support the Walmart Black Friday Strikers!

It's time to take a stand and support the workers who are standing up to live better through an unfair labor practice strike.

Walmart workers decided to strike on Black Friday after they were targeted for retaliation for speaking out about substandard work conditions and treatment last month in the first ever walk out in the history of the company.

We ask you to help us feed the workers who will walk out on the company next week on the biggest shopping day of the year.

https://www.wepay.com/donations/walmart-strikers-food-fund

The workers are demanding the following from Walmart:

  1. Improve Workers’ Lives
    Pay a minimum of $25,000/year and guarantee quality, affordable health coverage for all Walmart associates and workers in the company’s US distribution chain.

  2. Rebuild Communities
    Sign on to a national community benefits agreement that ensures as Walmart expands into new markets, it strengthens communities, protects the environment and is responsible for the well-being of its employees in its retail stores and US supply and distribution chain.

  3. Put Its Promises in Writing
    Agree to a global labor agreement guaranteeing the fundamental human right of freedom of association for all of its associates and instruct their suppliers to do the same, and recognize and negotiate with OUR Walmart.

  4. Elevate Global Living Standards
    Establish a legally binding global responsible contractor policy requiring contractors and subcontractors to provide living wages, worker safety protections, and respect basic human and labor rights, including freedom of association and freedom from racial and gender discrimination.

How can I support in other ways?

You can join solidarity actions throughout the United States. Find out which solidarity actions are being organized and the store employees that are participating by going to the Corporate Action Network event page.

“The only thing workers have to bargain with is their skill or their labor. Denied the right to withhold it as a last resort, they become powerless. The strike is therefore not a breakdown of collective bargaining-it is the indispensable cornerstone of that process." -- Paul Clark

Click here and support the Walmart Black Friday strikers today!

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Appeal for Donations to Support Marshall Park Occupation (Charlotte, NC)

Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 4, 2012, 3:56 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: occupation, donate, charlotte, dnc

tents stand in Marshall Park, Charlotte

via Occupy Wall Street South:

Appeal for food and other donations from the activists who came from across the county to protest during the Democratic National Convention. Currently 50-100 people are camping out at Marshall Park located at 800 East Third Street in Charlotte, NC.

This is a message from Thomas Bolaños, one of the activist at Marshall Park:

  • best time to drop off donations is between 10-11am and 6-8pm in the kitchen area
  • the most urgently needed items are: tarps, feminine hygiene products, food (especially fruits and veggies, bread), prepared foods, eating utensils, water, tents and tarps
  • also need an off site food prep location(s)
  • to arrange a donation or for more info, call Thomas at 706-280-0916

Please help support the occupation by dropping off these or any other items at the park, and circulate this appeal among your networks. Thanks!

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