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Colorado Springs Calls on Walmart to Respect Colorado Communities and Colorado Workers

Workers and concerned community members will voice their concerns about the type of jobs the Colorado Springs Walmart Neighborhood Market will bring to the community, Wednesday, August 29 from 8 to 10 am and 4 to 6 pm. The message: Colorado Can’t Afford More Jobs that Pay Poverty Wages.
As the largest retailer and private employer in the US, local communities in Colorado need Walmart and the six Walton heirs who own a near majority control of the company to commit to improving workers lives, rebuild communities, guarantee workers rights and eliminate the sweat shop conditions in workplaces that supply Walmart products.
Colorado’s unemployment rate hovering around eight percent raises further concerns about whether Walmart will bring good jobs or drive down standards for workers in Colorado.
EVENT: Leafleting and Picketing
DATE/TIMES: Wednesday, August 29, 2012; 8 to 10 am & 4 to 6 pm
LOCATION: Walmart Neighborhood Market, 655 N Murray Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO
“To rebuild Colorado’s economy, we need to make a change at Walmart today,” said Kim Cordova, UFCW Local 7 President. “We must act now because our economy can’t recover when Walmart associates can’t earn enough to support their families–meanwhile Walmart CEO Mike Duke took home $18 million last year.”
The average fulltime job at Walmart pays $15,500 annually, driving down standards for all retail jobs. Many Walmart workers are forced to rely on food stamps, Medicaid, and taxpayer subsidized healthcare and housing assistance. Walmart destroys more jobs than it creates. Three jobs are eliminated for every two jobs Walmart creates.
The event in Colorado Springs is part of a growing statewide movement calling upon Walmart to respect Colorado communities and to respect Colorado workers.



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