On Monday, Nov. 20, Making Change at Walmart (MCAW), a project of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) international labor union, will kick off the first of several coordinated actions at Walmart locations throughout the country
during which organizers, workers, and activists will deliver a message to Walmart CEO Doug McMillon: “Don’t be a turkey on Thanksgiving, bring back holiday pay for your workers.”
Walmart workers and members of Making Change at Walmart will be hand billing near a Walmart location in Arlington and collecting petition signatures demanding Walmart bring back holiday pay. There will be a speaking portion with Walmart workers sharing all that they sacrifice to work on the holidays and how the elimination of holiday pay has affected them.
Afterward, a delegation of Walmart workers will deliver their message to Walmart management accompanied by someone in a turkey costume.
Walmart workers and members of Making Change at Walmart will meet on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am near the Walmart at 915 E. Randol Mill Rd. Arlington, TX 76011
In 2016, Walmart eliminated holiday pay for all its workers, sending a strong message that there is nothing special about the holidays when it comes to how Walmart treats and pays its workers. If Walmart is going to remain open through holidays like Thanksgiving and New Year’s, then it should honor all that its workers sacrifice to make the holidays happen and bring back the holiday pay they’ve earned and deserve.
These grassroots actions at Walmart locations across the country are part of MCAW’s multi-pronged holiday campaign to denounce Walmart’s “War on the Holidays” and will continue throughout the holiday season via TV ads, social media, email blasts, online videos, and additional store actions.