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 2013-04-24 17:54:05 -0400
Mr. Sam had already stated my reasons for signing!
signed 2013-04-24 16:13:56 -0400
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signed 2013-04-20 14:12:07 -0400
This company MUST be stopped! They are treating their employee like slaves! Moral is at a all time LOW, and the employees are made not to “rock the boat” when concerning store policies. The associates have NO voice in the way they’re being treated. Deplorable!!! People that work for sweat shops are treated better then this! Terrible wages they feel they can get away with because of the lack of jobs out there in the job market today. No management capabilities in Store # 6029. They fire their good workers and hold on to the ones that have stole from them. It’s all about FAVORITISM in this store. No professionalism to speak of.
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signed 2013-04-17 01:22:20 -0400
I’m tired of Wal-Mart’s disrespect to associates. It’s sad when the best place to work for becomes the worst place to work for so fast. After being a supervisor for over 10 years, I was told, by my store manager(who has been with my store for only a few months and doesn’t even know me), that I was the worst member of management and I was harassed by him and the shift manager(who thought highly of me before) into stepping down after my mother passed away. And I believe it is because of an LOA that I took for bereavement(due to things I was told such as how I didn’t communicate to employees during the timeframe that I was on LOA). The HR Managers are so overwhelmed themselves that they never get back to you, no matter how many times you call them. And my HR rep didn’t act like he even cared. Yes, Wal-Mart, you can have my position and pay at the time I need it most, but I won’t give up my fight for respect.
signed 2013-04-16 14:02:42 -0400
I’ve kept myself annoyamous, but i do work at a wall-mart, i want better pay, i’m going to get it soon, I want health-care, and better help in trying to get where i want to be. Walmart is where my dad works as a trucker, but, in either case, I simply agree with what this is saying, I want more repect, better respect for others, and have been ill-treaed by custmers more then managment.

People, it depends on where you are, so, it may be dirt poor where you are, an rich in another, but everything is circumstance
signed 2013-04-15 13:26:00 -0400
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signed 2013-04-14 10:40:55 -0400
It is high time that ‘Associates’ around the nation organize for respect, fair wages and a safe work environment.
signed 2013-04-14 02:25:04 -0400
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signed 2013-04-11 23:54:54 -0400
Everything here is true and I face everyday at my job!!
signed 2013-04-11 12:58:15 -0400
signed 2013-04-11 05:23:52 -0400
Thank all of you for all your help I only wish that we could win this battle.
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signed 2013-04-10 20:25:19 -0400
My 10 year career ended with Walmart on Dec., 19th 2012. During my 10 years, I wore many hats and many many awards. Unfortunatley I became ill, my illness went chronic. I tried to give Walmart Store 4309 all that I could, even working 8-8 and so on. I was called on my day off by the Training Coord., to let me know to come in because I was no longer employed by my store. I then called the Market Office and played phone tag. I was told, “I am so sorry, but I cant help you” "but I will speak to the new Store Mgr. to make sure that doesn’t help. Now I can’t get my much needed medication for my Blood Pressure. Walmart you should be ashamed of yourselves!
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