Sign the Declaration

Below is our Declaration for Respect. Please sign on if you agree with the public commitments we are asking to see from Walmart.

 

We, the hourly Associates, are the life-blood of Walmart. Our company is stronger because of the values we embrace – a strong work ethic, compassion for one another and honesty. Yet we are not treated with the respect we deserve. The fundamental desire to be shown respect is what led us to join together as OUR Walmart – an organization of Walmart Associates, by Walmart Associates, for Walmart Associates. We are one Organization United for Respect at Walmart. 

OUR Walmart’s purpose is to help Walmart employees as individuals or groups in their dealings with Walmart over labor rights and standards and their efforts to have Walmart publically commit to adhering to labor rights and standards.  OUR Walmart has no intent to have Walmart recognize or bargain with it as the representative of Walmart employees.

  • One of Sam Walton’s rules for building a successful business was, “Listen to everyone in your company and figure out ways to get them talking.” We are following that winning philosophy. However, too many of us do not have a true voice at our stores. Our concerns about providing the highest quality customer care and about making our jobs, quality jobs are ignored. Walmart should celebrate our initiative, and listen to our concerns.
  • We are the foundation of the quality service and value Walmart provides its customers. Walmart should honor the hard work and humanity of Associates by living up to Mr. Sam’s promise of “respect for the individual.”
  • Associates who assert their freedom of association frequently face retribution from the company. Walmart should allow Associates to freely join OUR Walmart without fear of negative company action.
  • Associates who have tried to utilize Walmart’s Open Door have found that their issues are not resolved and confidentiality is not respected. Walmart should ensure confidentiality in the Open Door and provide associates with a written resolution to issues that are brought up and always allow associates to bring a co-worker as a witness.
  • Walmart publicly claims that pay for full-time Associates averages more than $13 per hour in some communities, when in truth most of us work for less than $10 per hour and are only scheduled for part-time hours, making it difficult to support our families. Walmart should follow through on its public statements and publically commit to pay at least $13 per hour and to expand the percentage of full-time workers.
  • Our schedules are often irregular and inflexible making it difficult to care for our families. Walmart should publically commit to making scheduling more predictable and dependable.
  • Too many of us are unable to access Walmart’s health care because it is too expensive or we lack the hours to qualify. Walmart should publically commit to expanding health care coverage and to continue to work to expand coverage when health reform goes into effect, rather than taking advantage of loopholes in the law to deny coverage.
  •  Too often Associates are faced with retaliation when speaking out about issues at work. Walmart should publically commit to honoring  our  fundamental right to freedom of speech and to  adhering to company policies that support dialogue and resolution.
  • Walmart’s management often chooses to enforce written policies only when it is in their own interest, leaving Associates guessing proper protocol. Walmart should publically commit to doing  more to ensure managers are properly trained on how to evenly and equitably enforce Walmart’s written policies at all times and to provide all Associates with a policy manual.
  • Too many of us have been denied equal treatment. Walmart should publically commit to adopting  affirmative policies that secure full access to opportunity and equal treatment to all Associates regardless of gender identity, race, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
  • We know our company has an impact around the globe in terms of its standards and practices. Walmart should publically commit to requiring  that suppliers and stores around the globe operate with the highest standards and ensure that workers’ freedom to associate is respected.
  • Far too many of us have to rely on government assistance for our basic needs. Walmart should publically commit to providing  wages and benefits that ensure that no Associate has to rely on government assistance.

We envision a future in which our company treats us, the Associates of Walmart, with respect. We envision a world where we succeed in our careers, our company succeeds in business, our customers receive great service and value, and Walmart and Associates share all of these goals. And finally, we  ask that Walmart publically commit to following Mr. Sam’s rule: “Share your profits with all your Associates, and treat them as partners.”

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signed via 2014-02-28 14:46:09 -0500
signed 2013-12-19 05:45:34 -0500
signed 2013-12-16 15:59:31 -0500
I want ONE good paying job with affordable benefits; not 2-3 part-time jobs, without benefits.
signed 2013-12-14 11:43:03 -0500
signed via 2013-12-05 18:38:06 -0500
No American Citizen Should Have to Live and Work With a fear in Their Heart of Reporting Abuse of Another Human Being in the Workplace. ( D.C. UFCW told me that OW leaders determine where the money given to fundraisers by good-hearted people intending to help people like me who have suffered and sacraficed so much for this cause goes) My story and all the persecution and hell I have been put through in retaliation for reporting the managers abuse of a handicapped female employee when everyone else, although they could all see and hear the abuse and hysterical crying, were all afraid to report it, is very difficult to summarize briefly here, but it has caused me massive finanacial and other damages, destroying everything I had achieved with the last and final 10 best prime working years of my life which I had invested in the company since coming through very tough struggles in my own life that nearly killed me, and although I have already lost everything, I have since been working diligently to do everything I can to stand-up for change and try to prevent this from happening to anyone else. I saw that alot of money was raised through contributions of good-hearted people intending to help people who have sacrificed and suffered so much for this cause such as me, but I have not recieved any help asistance or support of any kind at all. I am in desperate and dire financial need from massive financial damages suffered from walmarts retaliation against me for my efforts to stand up for change at walmart. My case is one of the worst I’ve heard of. Even despite multiple NLRB charges for illegal termination for engaging in protected activity, and illegal retaliation, and absolute documented proof of numerous civil and labor violations, and even a police statement proving serious federal crimes comitted against me and the courts in walmarts telling defamatory lies and falsifying documents to federal investigators, they completely skated. Sincerely, Robert Snodgrass 484-252-9596
signed 2013-11-17 17:32:04 -0500
signed 2013-11-12 23:26:11 -0500
signed via 2013-11-12 02:17:27 -0500
signed via 2013-11-07 14:24:37 -0500
signed 2013-11-04 15:15:23 -0500
signed 2013-11-03 17:55:00 -0500
signed 2013-10-29 16:32:13 -0400
An injustice for one is an injustice for all. Walmart lowers the bar on standards our forefathers fought with their lives for. SHAME ON YOU WALMART!
signed 2013-10-28 01:28:02 -0400
signed 2013-10-27 14:18:35 -0400
signed 2013-10-20 14:55:15 -0400
signed 2013-10-11 10:33:02 -0400
walmart needs union because there is slave labor. wal mart will not exicesed my asbent when I was on my death bed this not right I work at butler mo wal mart the employes of butler mo employes feel they are been slaving at wal mart. the mangers don’t have respate with employes of walmart. we need union.we called union ufcw .the employes wanted walk off the job at midnight we need help picking store.
signed 2013-10-09 13:57:21 -0400
signed 2013-10-09 06:02:29 -0400
Underpaid, understaffed and overworked. Seems to me that the people who do the least, get the most. They just play the game. Sad really.
signed 2013-10-04 15:13:26 -0400
So SAD. WalMart makes to much money, to pay their emplyees such little.
signed 2013-10-01 00:05:59 -0400
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