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 2013-05-20 16:19:09 -0400
signed via 2013-05-20 08:40:10 -0400
signed 2013-05-20 08:05:27 -0400
signed 2013-05-19 22:31:27 -0400
I have never shopped at Walmart and never will until they do the right thing by their employees. It is no secret that Walmart is unfair to them and until the employees are given better salaries and are allowed to have Unions, I will continue to boycott any Walmart store.
signed via 2013-05-18 17:44:13 -0400
signed 2013-05-16 21:28:50 -0400
signed 2013-05-12 07:14:24 -0400
Part-time associates should also be given paid “short term and long term disability” for illnesses
signed 2013-05-11 18:37:29 -0400
signed 2013-05-11 17:25:13 -0400
signed 2013-05-11 16:40:34 -0400
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signed via 2013-05-08 22:00:42 -0400
signed 2013-05-08 20:29:23 -0400
Together we CAN make a difference!
signed 2013-05-07 00:25:22 -0400
Wal-mart should treat their employees with respect and fair wages because it’s good for business and because it’s the RIGHT thing to do.
signed 2013-05-06 16:38:52 -0400
signed 2013-05-04 13:42:18 -0400
As a Shift Manager aka Co-Manager I believe in Our Wal-Mart and what it stands for. I could no longer stand by and follow the direction of senior leadership ignoring the fact that we are NOT dedicated to both the employee and customer experience. We are well aware of the labor dollar reduction that is expected for us ( co-Managers ) to operate on, which in NO way is adequate enough to run the stores. I was no longer able to stand by and have my personal values challenged as I watched hardworking associates not able to afford medical insurance etc,. as the only associates in the store that make any money are the Store Manager and Co-Manager aka slave labor drivers. This is why I resigned last week from the Mt.Dora location and plan on sharing all my experiences the last 4 years with anyone who will listen on the worst company I have ever worked for. I am sorry for all the associates that are trapped and have no other choices. I am sorry for allowing my values to be challenged. I stand up now and join Our-Walmart for getting the truth out.
signed 2013-05-03 17:34:19 -0400
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signed 2013-05-01 10:21:32 -0400
signed 2013-04-30 07:25:59 -0400
i work at walmart and i am saddened to say it has been only 1 1/2 months before a zms completely disrespected my privacy and questioned my girlfrien who works in a dofferent department if i was a drug addict and if i used drug before work. my grandfather is in the hospital dying and i have been very depressed and this is the reasoning behind questionin if i was a drug addict. i have signed this petition because there is no respect for the individual and they refused to fire the zms for her actions. i will fight this to the end!
signed 2013-04-28 01:40:20 -0400
well walmart use to be all made in America now they depend on sweat shops over seas for product , they abuse them , low wages ohh look now its going on inside of walmart …low wages , associate abuse …walmart has turned into a sweat shop …i’m so sick of the abuse , mistreatment , oh i just signed up for gov assistance cause i can live on 7.65 a hour
signed 2013-04-25 19:39:05 -0400
Birgitte Johnson
signed 2013-04-25 10:51:25 -0400
signed 2013-04-25 08:50:26 -0400
If the owners of Costco can do it, so can Walmart. Shortchanging employees is poor business policy, anyway.
signed 2013-04-25 02:45:50 -0400
signed 2013-04-24 23:53:42 -0400
signed 2013-04-24 22:57:48 -0400
signed 2013-04-24 22:42:41 -0400
I support Walmart employees!

Karin Simpson
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