Next week, women workers who have borne the brunt of Walmart’s sexist policies will have the chance to confront CEO Doug McMillon and the Walton family.
At Walmart’s Annual Shareholders' Meeting, McMillon and the Walton’s will have to answer for years of workplace mistreatment of women. From pay discrimination to inconsistent work hours, it’s high time Walmart commit to policy changes that bring economic stability to working women.
As the largest corporate employer of women, Walmart has the power to shape industry standards for equal pay, opportunity, and family leave. That’s why it’s so crucial we stand with the brave women taking on Walmart executives at its Annual Shareholders' Meeting.
Stand with women demanding Walmart adopt policies for equal pay, reliable hours, and paid family leave.
Women like Janie Price are representative of the workplace concerns of countless women working at Walmart. Janie has struggled to support her family because Walmart refuses to give her full-time work, all while issuing last minute schedule changes that make it difficult to find childcare.
And it’s not just Janie -- Walmart is no stranger to allegations of worker mistreatment. This year, workers filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Walmart had refused to accommodate the work schedules of pregnant women. And just last month, Walmart settled a multimillion dollar lawsuit for denying spousal benefits to same-sex couples.
There’s nothing more powerful than when workers organize to improve their work conditions -- especially when they’re backed by a loving community of concerned consumers. That’s why we need to support the brave women who will confront Walmart executives next week over the company’s egregious record of mistreating women workers. Let’s show Walmart there’s power in numbers, and that the concerns of working women won’t be ignored.
Support women who work at Walmart in their fight for equal pay, reliable hours, and paid family leave.