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.”

2,682 signatures

Will you sign?

Like this to spread the word:

Showing 2518 reactions

signed 2013-09-10 12:40:25 -0400
signed 2013-09-09 17:07:36 -0400
I just started working at Wal-Mart as an overnight Receiving Associate. The current base pay is $7.45 with a $.50 shift differential. The amount of work they expect their associates to complete is ridiculous considering the incentive it gives its employes. I have worked in factories, foundries, as an office manager, and in sales as a representative. As of right now, mostly due to the fact that eleven (11) employees have recently left, i am working 40 hours-and for that little fact I AM grateful. BUT, even with 40 hours a week the wages are not sufficient enough to be able to “save money” or “live happy”. The “orientation” process seemed more like a brainwashing session than anything else. When it comes to training, I do not believe Wal-Mart even understands the meaning of this concept. I was hired to do “Dry-foods” and have yet to see a dry foods aisle. This is due to the managers throwing associates around the store at random instead of training them to do ones particular job to become experienced with it to be able to conduct there responsibilities in a face manner and completing it by the deadline. During orientation the training coordinator shoved anti-union propaganda down our throats stating that they are just there to take our money and we should have our own voice by utilizing the Open Door policy. Having previously worked in a union based environment i know first hand the union DOES in fact help get better wages and stand up for its members, this alone is worth the 10-20 dollars a month in dues. All in all I believe it is time that ALL associates: old and young, new hires and career employees, black and white, male and female, gay and straight, big or small, to be treated as the heart and soul of the Wal-Mart that we are. Without us Wal-Mart falls and unfortunately for most without Wal-Mart we fall. It is time to let Corporate America know that we are suffering, we are hungry, we are cold, and we are worth it.
signed 2013-09-09 01:19:12 -0400
Walmart is a scam. Walmart advertises that it has the lowest prices but in fact is more expensive then their competition. Plus they pay their workers low wages and no affordable health care benefits that the average worker can afford.
signed 2013-09-07 17:49:35 -0400
signed 2013-09-07 17:41:34 -0400
signed 2013-09-07 15:12:25 -0400
Wal-Mart low prices are built on extremely poor labor practices. I do shop elsewhere and ha e for several years. better to pay more and support my economy, then pay less and support bad practices and further enrich Wal-Mart’s bottom line and false idea’s.
signed 2013-09-07 11:22:02 -0400
As a Walmart stockholder, I support the declaration in its entirety. Walmart could move the nation by in a very positive direction, influencing other corporations to do what’s right for it’s workers and it’s customers. In the long-term, if working-class citizens are paid fairly, we all benefit.
signed 2013-09-07 08:14:27 -0400
signed 2013-09-06 07:37:28 -0400
signed 2013-09-05 22:27:49 -0400
Walmart employee makes MORE then a TSA officer that is protecting EVERYONE in the nation. Really……………..You expect a WALMART employee stocking a shelf or running a register to make more then somone that is protecting our nation……

Pay Band TSA

Minimum $17,083


signed 2013-09-05 21:02:42 -0400
signed 2013-09-05 17:21:18 -0400
I got fired today because of reason 9 above.
signed 2013-09-05 17:00:50 -0400
signed 2013-09-05 08:16:24 -0400
signed 2013-09-04 18:33:03 -0400
signed 2013-09-04 15:05:38 -0400
signed 2013-08-31 13:34:29 -0400
signed 2013-08-29 09:29:38 -0400
I frequent Wal-Mart less and less because of the greed shown by its top management. Yes, they have the (capitalistic) right to hoard all the money for themselves but we have the right not to buy from them and to apply continued pressure for them to share the wealth with those who make their wealth possible.
signed 2013-08-24 07:59:51 -0400
We need to end this corporate greed and unreasonable expectations quantity of work to be performed in a single shift.
signed 2013-08-22 08:43:04 -0400
signed 2013-08-21 12:53:02 -0400
I wish places like Walmart never existed, but if they must exist then those people who earn them their profits should be given more than a “decent wage”. “I came up with an idea and hired people to realize it so now that it’s made it’s all mine, mine, mine.” Exploitation, pure and simple.
signed 2013-08-21 11:14:07 -0400
Found that even when sick and running an fever, I am still in danger of being wrote up for attendance. And my doctor note doesn’t mean anything to management.
signed via 2013-08-21 00:33:12 -0400
signed 2013-08-20 19:42:12 -0400
As a cart associate in Washington I work in climates that change, including extreme heat in the summer. My hours vary wildly, even though my work is consistent and I go beyond my required tasks each day. This makes it difficult to spend time with my infant daughter. I love my coworkers but we need more consistency.
signed 2013-08-16 08:37:15 -0400
signed 2013-08-14 23:15:23 -0400
I agree totally with Mr. Sam’s rule. And with that I agree with all said here.
signed 2013-08-12 21:29:34 -0400
signed 2013-08-06 22:31:44 -0400
As someone who had helped raise a child of a walmart assosiate I know that they pay their workers a slave wage. I find this company to be an embarrasment to america and will continue to advocate to its complete boycott.
signed 2013-08-05 23:56:10 -0400
signed 2013-08-05 19:43:54 -0400
← Previous  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9    83  84  Next →
OUR Walmart