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Bangladeshi Garment Worker Leads Strident Critique of Walmart and its Empty Public Pronouncements

Striking Walmart Employees, Warehouse Worker, Artists and Experts Join Kalpona Akter in Exposing Walmart’s Negative Impact on Global Supply Chain Workers CONTACT: Elizabeth Brennan at 213-999-2164 or Zoe Bridges-Curry, 904-476-8681, Lynsey Kryzwick: 646-200-5311 Group Takes their Message Directly to Executives at Corporate Headquarters with Art Commemorating the Deaths of 1,200 Bangladeshi Garment […]

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Kalpona Akter to Speak at Walmart’s Annual Shareholder Meeting

Statement of Jim McRitchie, Wal-Mart Shareholder, on Announcement that Bangladeshi Sweatshop Critic Kalpona Akter Will Present at Wal-Mart’s Annual Shareholder’s Meeting Jim McRitchie has proposed a key measure to enhance Wal-Mart accountability to shareholders. Mr. McRitchie’s Proposal No. 5 would allow Wal-Mart shareholders who own 10% of shares to call for a special meeting of […]

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Leading Bangladeshi Sweatshop Critic to Arrive in Bentonville for Walmart’s Shareholder Meeting June 7

News Comes As Walmart Announces Another False Solution to Protect Workers in Bangladeshi Factories FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 31, 2013 CONTACT: Lynsey Kryzwick, 646-200-5311, Elizabeth Brennan at 213-999-2164, Zoe Bridges-Curry, 904-476-8681, Kalpona Akter, a former garment worker from Bangladesh, will join striking Walmart workers and warehouse workers at the company’s annual […]

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Food Bank: Help for Workers

Facing cut hours and even termination, warehouse workers who are speaking our for better safer jobs received some much needed support at a food bank sponsored by Assemblymember Norma Torres and the Food for Life Ministry in Chino, California. “For me this is a blessing to receive this help that we really need right now. […]

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Support for Walmart Associates

Walmart workers are standing up for change. Warehouse Workers are standing with them. Will you? When Walmart workers speak out for change, Walmart has sought to silence and intimidate them. But now they’re fighting back. Click here to watch a video of Walmart workers speaking out on why they fight. Many already walked out on […]

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Inland Empire Wins this Election Day

As the final election returns are counted, working families in California and beyond are coming out on top. After months of hard work, the Warehouse Workers United and California Calls team in Southern California’s Inland Empire put in a final 16 hours for victory. Election Day, Nov. 6, we contacted more than 2,000 voting households […]