With Strikes Protesting America’s Largest Retailer Expanding, Community Supporters Join Workers at 9th & Colorado Blvd (proposed Walmart expansion site) in Call for Change
For the First Time in History, Walmart Faces Strikes among Workers in its Stores, Warehouses and Distribution Centers It Controls
Local Community Supporters Join Striking Workers Across the Country to Call on Walmart and Chairman Rob Walton to Stop Its Illegal Retaliation and Attempts to Silence Workers who have Spoken Out Against Poor Working Conditions that are Hurting the American Economy
WHEAT RIDGE, CO – As striking workers from Walmart’s stores, contracted warehouses and distribution centers embark on the retail giant’s headquarters in Arkansas during its Annual Financial Analysts meeting, communities across the country are showing their support for changes at more than 650 Walmart stores across the country.
“We cannot stand by while the country’s largest employer tries to silence workers who stand up for a better future for their families,” said Kim Cordova, UFCW Local 7 President. Local 7 along with communities across the country have been calling for changes through a Unified Call to Change Walmart. “We are here to tell Walmart the company must change the way it treats workers and our community. Our city and our country need big profitable corporations like Walmart and billionaires like the Waltons to take responsibility for rebuilding our economy—and stop squeezing the middle class to the breaking point,” said Cordova.
Location: 9th & Colorado Boulevard (proposed Walmart expansion site)
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 10, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Contact: Mark Belkin, (303) 475-9681