Day 2: Warehouse Worker Strike

Workers Embark on a Four County Tour of Southern California

Warehouse workers started the morning early with a picket line in front of the Olivet International warehouse in Mira Loma, California. (Read the news coverage from Day 1.) Olivet is a Walmart contractor and 70 percent of the merchandise moved in the warehouse is sold in Walmart. Thirty warehouse workers walked off the job at the warehouse July 24.

60 West to the 71 South to the 91 West to the 55 South

Then it was on to Orange County to Walmart’s California headquarters in Irvine. Striking workers were prepared to deliver a letter to Walmart documenting their concerns and asking why Walmart hasn’t responded to an ethics complaint made May 28. Unfortunately, company officials would not open the door.

Meanwhile in New York City

Olivet NYC Delegation

A group of supporters in New York City visited the Olivet offices to deliver a message supporting striking warehouse workers.

OlivetThe group demanded Olivet stop illegally retaliating against workers and allow the strikers to return to work.

Strikers Join with Walmart Employees for Protest in Lakewood, California

Lakewood Walmart Protest

Striking warehouse workers put tape over their mouths reading “Walmart Stop Silencing Workers” in support of store employees who have been illegally fired for speaking out.

Whose Walmart? Our Walmart!

With a giant Our Walmart sign.

Workers Meet with Walmart

And, we closed out the day by catching up with the very same Walmart officials who wouldn’t open the door in Irvine. We found them inside the Lakewood Walmart and delivered our letter as planned.

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