NOVEMBER 18, 2012 / BY AIM√ČE CASTENELL Why are we standing up to live better?

This year Walmart workers and community allies, like ColorOfChange.org, are coming together to stand up for good jobs and a decent working environment. As the nation’s largest private employer, Walmart has made the choice to pay paltry wages at an average of $8.81/hour or $15,576/year.  Over the years, Walmart has fought efforts by associates to improve the conditions by firing workers and cutting back hours.

One in five Walmart workers are Black. As the nation’s largest Black online civil rights organization, ColorOfChange is deeply committed to standing up for the rights of all Walmart workers. By supporting Walmart workers in the fight for good jobs and a decent working environment, we can help riase the standard for the entire retail inudstry and show Walmart executives that there's a price to pay for exploiting its workforce. This video by OUR Walmart explains in the words of the associates their desire to be treated with respect.

That’s why we are calling the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board Rob Walton to demand that they meet with Walmart workers and improve working conditions at Walmart. Join us today — take a few moments to place a call and ask your family and friends to do the same. Our script helps make the call easy.

Click to read the original email we sent to members about this campaign.