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Daily Dispatch: Marchers, Community Call on Walmart to Take Responsibility

WalMarch Dispatch: Day 5 Around the nation, striking warehouse workers, Walmart store workers and community members called on Walmart to take responsibility for the poor working conditions in the warehouses that move their goods. Delegations attempted to meet with a number of Walmart representatives, senior executives and board members. The groups also delivered the now […]


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Daily Dispatch: 50-mile March Culminates at LA City Hall

WalMarch Dispatch: Day 6 Hundreds of warehouse workers and their supporters marched their final steps through downtown LA after walking 50 miles from the Inland Empire for safe jobs. Hundreds more community members, clergy, elected officials and the band Las Cafeteras greeted the weary marchers on the West Steps of City Hall and held rally […]


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Daily Dispatch: Support from Farm Workers

WalMarch Dispatch: Day 4 Dozens of farm workers from the Central Valley and Oxnard joined warehouse workers who are marching and calling on Walmart to take responsibility for the illegal and inhumane working conditions at its contracted warehouses in Southern California. Bus loads of Central Valley farm workers led by United Farm Workers (UFW) President […]


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Daily Dispatch: Delivering 25k Signatures

WalMarch Dispatch: Day 3 WalMarch Day 3 We started the third day of the WalMarch at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in West Covina. Walmart Associates brought care packages for the marchers and then more Associates greeted us in front of the Walmart store in Baldwin Park. At the store we delivered more than 25,000 signatures […]


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Daily Dispatch: Pilgrimage and Health Clinic

WalMarch Dispatch: Day 2 As WalMarch, the 50-mile, 6-day pilgrimage of warehouse workers, moves closer to Los Angeles and support grows, doctors, nurses and other health care professionals will hold a health clinic in West Covina. Community organizations, including the United Healthcare Workers, East Valley Community Health Center, and others, will provide screening tests on […]


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Voices From the WalMarch Feature: Manolo Fernandez

Manolo Fernandez is 22 years old and has worked in the warehouses for 4 months. Before working in the warehouses, he was a gardener for 4 years. His mom is unemployed and his father retired 1 year ago. He and his older brother maintain the household. During my time at the warehouses, I’ve noticed that […]



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Daily Dispatch: Workers Begin 50 Mile Pilgrimage

WalMarch Dispatch: Day 1 With the support of community, clergy and elected leaders includg Asm. Norma Torres, warehouse workers launched the WalMarch, a 50-mile, 6-day pilgrimage from Southern California’s Inland Empire to Downtown Los Angeles. Workers and their supporters are calling on Walmart to take responsibility for working conditions in its Inland Empire warehouses. As […]


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Daily Dispatch: Warehouse Workers on Strike (PHOTOS)

WalMarch Dispatch: Day 1 Today, warehouse workers went on strike against their employers, NFI and Warestaff, to protest the unfair labor practices they have faced on the job. Workers—who do not have a recognized union—walked off the job to call for an end to retaliation and unfair labor practices. Workers have been fighting for more […]


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