From Josh Eidelson for The Nation:
Today Walmart workers are demonstrating at the company headquarters in Argentina; marching through Miami, Florida, and Santiago, Chile; leafleting customers in Nicaragua; rallying outside stores in Brazil, India and South Africa; and delivering a letter to the head office of Walmart’s UK subsidiary ASDA....Full article here:
Asked whether the global activism could escalate to strikes, UNI official Lisa Eldret told The Nation, “What happens in the coming months will very much depend on their response to the action today and whether or not they’re prepared to listen to the demands that workers in so many different countries are putting forward.” Arjet said UNI does not yet have a count of the number of workers or stores involved in today’s actions.
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And this you gotta see!
Quebec! Chile! Argentina! Nicaragua! Brazil! Uruguay! The UK! Florida!
Just to name a few! Making Change at Walmart on Tumbler:
Message of Solidarity From South Africa:
A Change Is Gonna Come
This is an historic struggle for economic and social justice. Any Corporation that pays less than a living wage should be considered a basic violator of human rights.