UFCW Local 1500, RWDSU Locals 1-S, 3, 338 and 1102, and members of OUR Walmart joined allies and community supporters to participate in a massive rally in New York City to commemorate May Day and workers’ rights. Joining the Walmart Free NYC campaign at the rally and with the support of UFCW and RWDSU members, OUR Walmart member Tyrone Jackson spoke about his experience working at the retail giant and the importance of continuing to fight to raise standards for workers.
“OUR Walmart has thousands of members around the country who are standing up to Walmart’s lies and calling for more respect and better jobs. With your support and continued efforts, I know we’re going to win,” said Jackson.
“I’m here in New York City to celebrate your incredible accomplishment.
You’ve set an incredibly high standard for workers in your city and how you expect companies to behave when they do business here. Part of that accomplishment is you’ve kept Walmart out of New York City. You’ve said unless Walmart improves the way it treats workers like me, it’s not good enough for New York City,” Jackson continued.