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 2013-08-05 08:14:51 -0400
I am a Courtesy Associate in California. I have only been with the company for a short time but see the abuses by the company of hourly associates. My store is horribly mismanaged and short staffed. The wildly unpredictable scheduling makes it impossible to have a second job and thus almost impossible to support my family. Although I do not plan on working at Walmart for long and am actively searching for a different job I feel I must voice my opinion on the plight of the Walmart associate as I see it.
signed 2013-08-04 09:03:33 -0400
Let’s never forget that in the 1920s, legislators and Presidents told us that our demands for an end to child labor, minimum wage, the 40-hour work week, Social Security, and Medicare would bankrupt businesses and destroy America. In the 50s and 60s, they told the United Farm Workers that they were just a bunch of illegals who didn’t deserve a share of the American dream. You are carrying the torch forward for all of us. Si se puede!!!
signed 2013-08-02 15:15:56 -0400
signed 2013-07-31 20:31:36 -0400
signed 2013-07-30 18:11:04 -0400
Write ups for medical emergencies? Having the elderly do physically demanding tasks which younger and/or healthier employees could handle? And micro-management 101… the task manager. These are just the beginning of tribulations suppressed by the fear of being unemployed if expressed.
signed 2013-07-28 20:51:22 -0400
signed 2013-07-28 17:55:34 -0400
The UFCW is recruiting walmart women employees for there prostitution ring.
signed 2013-07-23 12:34:22 -0400
I had to quit my job at Wal-Mart due to workplace Bullying. Respect, and dignity are a requirement in all workplaces. We should be able to work at Wal-Mart without fear of harassment and retaliation. We need to work in a safe work environment.
signed 2013-07-17 22:24:34 -0400
I’ve only worked for walmart for a while, and while I haven’t had any problems with managers, I have seen it happen. And I see how the company treats employee’s nationwide, and pays the bare minimum to everyone, and tries to cheat hours and cut benefits. This company has the potential to be a shining beacon of morality. Instead it is a cesspool of greed and numbers. This needs to change
signed 2013-07-15 22:04:24 -0400
walmart needs to share more of the pie so the workers can live a decent life
signed 2013-07-15 19:44:11 -0400
Terrible place to work. I have a D-day for missed days due to a few problems in my life and sickness. Worked in another department for 4 months untrained and practically be myself, were you make 40 more cents an hour. Never got a CENT of it. Always bullied into working shifts off and chastised if you say no. Sick of it. I also was sexually harassed, by a fellow employee and nothing was done about it. I’m only 19 and this is my first job and what a place to get stuck at.
signed 2013-07-14 10:42:12 -0400
I want to be me and not a win number I want you to pay me for the work I do. At the right rate. I dont want to be bullied or manipulated by management who cant give clear instructions. I dont want to be embarrassed by complete strangers for things I cant help. Or be forced to complete tasks that are impossible for one person in a short period of times. I want my disabilities to be recognized and made known and not turned against me because I cant explain my feelings.
signed 2013-07-14 04:44:07 -0400
signed 2013-07-10 22:35:41 -0400
signed 2013-07-10 05:43:21 -0400
signed 2013-07-09 20:17:25 -0400
signed 2013-07-09 13:25:00 -0400
I I worked at walmart and I was sexually harrased aandmy manager lois didnt say one word to me I went and talk to the manager of the store they didnt do anything keep in mind I wad pregnant at the time. Horrible company alogonquin il walmart worst Walmart to work for
signed 2013-07-09 09:28:13 -0400
I transferred to a Walmart back in February and after a month I started being threatened. I went to my manager and he just swept it under the carpet. I followed open door and that just rerouted back to the Market Manager and the Store Manager. I had witnesses to events that had occurred and still nothing was ever done. It got so bad I would panic attacks just driving by the store. I was told that pretty much there is nothing that can be done. If I didn’t like working with them I could call off and get points till I was fired. I wanted to transfer and they at first told me NO because of the “6 month rule” and I would have to wait until Aug. I had two other stores trying to help me but the thick headedness of three managers and a corporation caused me to have a breakdown. I was then put on LOA until i could transfer or my dr felt I was able to return. I was recently offered a higher paying position through a different pharmacy and company by a three ex Walmart pharmacist after they heard what i went through. It’s total BS and i was an outstanding employee I’ve been told numerous times and I’ve had numerous pharmacies wanting me when they heard i was relocating (same market I’ve been in since I got hired by the way) Sam Walton’s beliefs are not practiced anymore and Walmart doesn’t care. Unfortunately, no one does :-(
signed 2013-07-09 09:04:57 -0400
I personally work for a Wal-Mart, I have been there for 2 years, I drive 50 miles round trip every day just for work. I have worked very hard to get where I am but it would be very nice to get paid a little more, to make life a little easier for my family. I have seen many people come and go. But like I said, it would be very nice for such a large company to compensate those of us who have worked hard, and who deserve it.
signed 2013-07-08 17:42:53 -0400
signed 2013-07-06 11:51:08 -0400
signed 2013-07-06 10:31:29 -0400
signed 2013-07-06 09:41:36 -0400
signed 2013-07-06 03:17:33 -0400
signed 2013-07-05 22:41:34 -0400
signed 2013-07-05 10:25:07 -0400
signed 2013-07-03 21:13:30 -0400
signed 2013-07-03 18:42:33 -0400
signed 2013-07-03 17:24:08 -0400
Im at risk to be fired (I’m on A D-day because I missed 8 days when I was Pregnant. I had a really rough pregnancy. I lost one of the twins and my daughter was born with a hole in her heart. I missed one day when I got back because my daughter had a cardiology appt. So they put me ona d-day. I have 3 kids and my middle child is extremely sick losing all of his hair fevers up to 105 and vomiting! I never get to take him to the ER because I was told if I’m late our miss any says I’m fired. I’m a single mom with two extremely sick kids and I want justice and understanding!
signed 2013-07-02 21:39:25 -0400
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