Last week, following the New York/New Jersey District Council Meeting, UFCW Local 152 members and Region 1 leaders joined Walmart workers for a store action in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Led by Walmart workers, the delegation kicked off nationwide deliveries of a Walmart worker petition. The petition has quickly gained momentum amongst workers. It calls for Walmart to publicly commit to paying $15 an hour and provide access to full-time hours. More than 1,000 Walmart stores in all 50 states have signed on to the petition. Each day, more Walmart stores are signing on to support these calls for change.
Workers plan to deliver their petition to Walmart’s owners, the Waltons, at their homes in Phoenix and New York City, as well as their family foundation in Washington, DC. You can add your name to their petition here.