The following update comes from Boulder, CO where on April 25th workers stood up for better treatment from their employer, Walmart.
Walmart workers are part of the environment, too.
by Matt Nicdodemus, Occupy Boulder
Last Thursday, as part of national coordinated actions to support Walmart workers seeking higher wages, more hours, and more transparent scheduling, I and two friends set out in a car to meet with managers at seven area Walmart stores. After stopping at the Walmart Neighborhood Market under construction in Boulder's Diagonal Mall, we visited the Supercenters in Broomfield, Westminster, Lafayette and Longmont. At each site, we found the store manager or an assistant manager and delivered to them information about important changes that Walmart's top management had committed to make in the company, changes that would make it more possible for their "associates" to get the number of hours of work and regularity of hours assignments that would allow them to subsist on a more stable income. We informed the managers that these changes, promised several months ago, had still not been implemented at more than a few stores in the US, and encouraged them to try and help the process of improvement along by communicating with top management.