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Tell Walmart: Listen to Warehouse Whistleblowers - ACTION

Society & Culture  (tags: Walmart, contractors, warehouses, workers right, suppression, whistleblowers, california, Labor Commission, abuse )

- 1893 days ago -
The company is denying it did anything wrong and appealing the state's ruling. In the meantime the company is pressuring us to drop our complaints and we don't know if we will be fired. Walmart has done nothing.

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Maggie Schafer (1)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 12:15 pm
If you have cable with CURRET TV, watch a program called "WalMart: The High Cost of Low Prices" which really exposes WalMart and their dirty tricks when it comes to employees! This is NOT a good company. I refuse to shop there.

Angelika R (143)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 2:29 pm
Thx for the tip Alice, -hope you also signed the petition.

Emma S (239)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 3:05 pm
Done! Thanks, Angelika.

Judy C (97)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 3:34 pm
Signed. Thanks Angelika.

Mike S (86)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 5:08 pm
Signed, shared and noted. Thank you Angelika.

Fiona O (565)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 5:43 pm
Acton taken. Thanks.

Ellen G (325)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 6:00 pm

Animae C (514)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 9:42 pm
signe #2,843

Fran F (118)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 11:09 pm
Gladly signed and noted. TY, Angelika.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:08 am
Noted and signed.

Ben O (171)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:24 am
Done! 3,039 signatures so far...

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:35 am
noted & signed.....

(3045 Fri Feb 15 07:34:09 EST 2013 Frans Badenhorst potch, NV)

John B (185)
Friday February 15, 2013, 5:07 am
Thanks Angelika for posting the link and to Alice for the additional info. I have boycotted Wally World since the 80's and will continue to do so. Petition signed and posting noted.

Sheryl G (363)
Friday February 15, 2013, 7:25 am
Done. I'm not sure who has Current TV anymore as it was bought out by Al Jazeera and my cable company has removed the channel from my listing. I think that is why Current TV was removed, it was doing too many programs that was attacking the Corporate Monsters and the Oligarchy.

I question why it was bought out as it was one of the most hard hitting stations we had, more so than MSNBC which is reigned in by it's Corporate Sponsors. Al Jazeera TV, here in the USA, is to be a watered down version of itself from what I've been reading by those who watch such things. In any case I have neither channel with my Cable Company anymore.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Friday February 15, 2013, 10:05 am
Done # 3320. Thanks Angie.

lisa O (6)
Friday February 15, 2013, 11:22 am
I stand with unions and whistleblowers everywhere. Transparency is vital.

Angelika R (143)
Friday February 15, 2013, 12:51 pm
Sheryl, sorry to hear this, what a pity and what a SHAME. I watch al Jazeera online.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday February 15, 2013, 2:52 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Angelika. I don't shop there either, nor does my family.
I was a bit surprised to read Dandelion's comment that she no longer has CurrentTV. I heard NY shut it down, but didn't know it ended other places, too. Comcast still carries it here in So. AZ. Eliot Spitzer's great show has now gone to Fugelsang, who's surprised me with some great segments and guests. But, Spitzer was back as a guest on this show last night. The Young Turks always has some great info, and I hope Al-Jazeera keeps it. Even if it's "watered down," it should still be less corporate than msnbc.

Birgit W (160)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:25 pm
Signed. Thank you

Joanne Dixon (38)
Friday February 15, 2013, 6:38 pm
Good thing we are not holding our collective breath waiting for WalMart to develop any ethics so we might shop there again. Signed of course.

Friday February 15, 2013, 7:43 pm

Esther Z (94)
Friday February 15, 2013, 8:29 pm
Noted and signed.

Stuart Thomas (497)
Friday February 15, 2013, 9:21 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted.

Thank you, Angelika.

Jodi Ashley (2)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 2:50 am
Signed noted and shared

Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:02 am
Signed & Noted. Thanks Angelika

P A (117)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:25 am
Signed - thank Nancy!

Gillian M (218)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:59 am
#3768 Keep signing. Wallmart is responsible for many deaths outside of the US as well as many abuses within there. How can a supermarket get away with such atrocities?

Angelika R (143)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 9:01 am
Through their WEALTH, Gillian! Same way ALL rotten individuals and corporations get away.
Even worse: Obama plans to nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the president of the Walmart Foundation, as director of the Office of Management and Budget.
The WALMART foundation has given massive grants to various groups, "Friends of NRA" among them!

Robert O (12)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 10:17 am
Definitely and gladly signed. Thanks Angelika!

Ann P (17)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 12:57 pm
Noted and signed. L♡ve ☮ Peace.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:59 pm
Alice Schafer,

Here is a hyperlink to the movie you asked people to watch:

Walmart: The High Cost Of Low Prices FULL MOVIE

FYI: Walmart is very abusive towards their suppliers. They demand lower prices and don't pass it on towards the consumer. (I do know this for a fact and cannot say why!)

If you look at the packages that Walmart sells, you would notice that you are not really getting a good deal. I can go into a regular store and pickup a case of coke that has 24 cans... Can you do that in Walmart?

The answer is no. You can't!

Why is it that some of the richest people in this country own Walmart?


Helen Porter (39)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:02 pm
noted and signed

Winn A (179)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:27 pm
Signed - Boycott WalMart

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:38 pm
Thank you for placing the hotlink to the movie on here Raven....

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 5:41 pm

You are more than welcomed. It is a long movie and I don't know if people would actually take the time to watch it. If they did watch, they would never ever shop in a WalMart again!

The average WalMart worker makes less than $15,000 dollars a year. They can not afford WalMarts Healthcare plan because it is so very expensive. WalMart managers have a list of State and Federal agencies that the WalMart Associate can go to for WIC, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Home Heating Assistance and the list goes on and on. Walmart's plan for workers is to have the Tax Payer pay for their needs. If an employee works 30 minutes of overtime, the manager goes in under a secret password and deletes the time!

Workers in Factories are told to lie about their wages and hours worked during inspection times. They are given fake payslips to show WalMart executives. That toy that was bought cost WalMart .18 cents and they sold it for over $13 dollars... while factory workers put in 12 to 14 hour days!

Judges in the United States have stated pattern after pattern of perjury, deception, deliberate withholding of documents.

Security cameras are installed to monitor employees for Union Activities.

WalMart will not listen to a petition. I am not saying not to sign this one, I just know that it doesn't matter to them and if you watch the movie, you will understand why.

When people are on minimum wage, the shop at WalMart and think they save money. Until people stop going to WalMart and the big Box Stores, nothing will change!

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 5:54 pm
If people want to know how to post a video or hyperlink on Care2, you can ask your Care2 friends that you trust. You can also send me a note and I can send you the code which is very easy.

You can also go to my Care2 page and look at my website, I did an entire page on how to do this stuff with photos, examples and instructions. Posting a YouTube music video on a friends page is very easy. Don't be afraid to ask people for help. Once you learn you will be shocked at how easy it is!

Note: If I post the code here, it won't show up but I will try to break it up for those who want to learn

Name that you want to call it goes here... Care2 Loves Petitions

The code above is all one solid line no breaks or spaces. It is that easy.

I won't promote my website here but... this is a link that shows how the HTML code looks:

How To Make A Hyperlink

I hope this helps people!

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 5:59 pm
I am going to see if I can trick Care2 into showing the code:


Angelika R (143)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 5:59 pm
Thanks Raven for that as well. Those of us who know have occasionally messaged other friends. It would be just good if more would SEE your post here! Those who need to see it.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 6:01 pm
It won't let me!

How To Make A Hyperlink

So this link will help - if you have questions send me a note and I will take the time to answer questions!

reft h (66)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 12:00 am
thanks for the article

Angelus Silesius (119)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 5:23 am
Retailers are among the worst employers in the United States. The pay is usually not good, they offer little or no overtime, have moderate benefits at best and frequently cripple and injure their employees. One only has to look at how many individuals have suffered musculoskeletal injuries due to lack of proper staff for the job at hand at companies such as Home Depot to see that this is an issue for all of us, as these employees will often end up in entitlement programs being taken care of by taxpayers when these companies should have exercised responsible leadership and not broken the backs of people working for them

Judith Hand (55)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 9:24 am
Gladly signed.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 12:54 pm

One of the worst, besides Wal-Mart, is the Sears Holdings Corporation which owns Sears and Kmart.

As you mentioned, the pay is lousy which any Kmart employee can attest too.

But did you know that at places like Sears, the people on the floor are not payed an hourly wage?

They are paid by commission and if they don't make enough to meet minimum wage, then they are paid minimum wage... If Sears has a worker who has to be paid minimum wage, they will fire the person for not meeting sales goals!

Most of the major stores like Sears do the same thing!

M B (62)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 1:23 pm
signed. I refuse to shop at Walmart and the likes. I want quality above quantity.

Debra Van Way (12)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 1:45 pm
I hate Walmart-they treat their employees like dirt and carry nothing but cheap junk. They also ran every close by grocery store out of business. At the moment because I take care of my Mom and she will not leave the house, I am forced to buy some groceries there as it is the only full grocery store close by. The next closest is 40 minutes away. The Fruth Pharmacy here started carrying a few groceries shortly after Walmart ran the local grocery store out of business. Started with milk, bread, eggs in one refrigerator unit and a little cereal and snacks. People were so grateful and started buy large amounts of the few items they had so Fruth now has an entire double aisle of food including organic food (YAY!) and added a freezer full of ice cream, etc. Now-if they only had fresh fruit and veggies-I would never have to go to Walmart again. They sell lots of food and get lots of well deserved thank yous from customers. Fruth also pays and treats their employees well.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 1:49 pm
UNIONS ! UNIONS! UNIONS! for crying out loud !

Angelika R (143)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 1:51 pm
Very similar to Monka my motto has always been " I cannot afford buying cheap" !it is too expensive!

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 3:09 pm
Signed and noted thanks

Phyllis P (237)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 4:21 pm
signed...with pleasure

SusanAWAY A (219)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 6:22 pm
signed and shared; happily still boycotting Walmart

Katrina & Willi D (90)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 7:54 pm
Things were different when Sam was alive. As things have changed the people have been treated very unfairly, women make less than men, hours are restricted for work limited people so they do not receive any benefits, which allows them to receive Aid. WalMart does not to be in MY NEIGHBORHOOD!!! Even when they want to work 40 they are limited! I do feel bad for these people hope they are given a fair shake in the end. WalMart would threaten their jobs!!

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 10:29 pm
Signed and noted thanks

Diane K (134)
Monday February 18, 2013, 8:41 am
Signed & noted. Thank you

Ann P (17)
Monday February 18, 2013, 2:48 pm
Noted and signed. L♡ve ☮ Peace.

Sheila D (28)
Monday February 18, 2013, 6:09 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Angelika.

Shirley B (5)
Monday February 18, 2013, 6:49 pm
Signed, TY

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Monday February 18, 2013, 8:46 pm
When it comes to Walmart nothing really surprises me.

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 5:37 am
Frys store, next to me, has lower prices.

And their people are treated better.

Süheyla C (234)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 11:40 am
Thank you Angelika

Helga Ganguly (138)
Saturday April 16, 2016, 3:50 pm
Signed.There aren't too many Walmarts in the Seattle area.We have Fred Meyer up here I guess they couldn't compete,Hurray! I really missed Freddy's. It was a grocery,department hardware,jewelry,gardening,lumberyard with a lovely diamond,bridal, and maternity section. And you can check out everything at any check stand.

Helga Ganguly (138)
Saturday April 16, 2016, 4:28 pm
My son worked there one summer when he came home from college .He had worked 8 hr shifts as a grocery
store clerk and they gave him the the hardest job for a grunt,cleaning the meat room. He said it was because they knew they could trust him. He took pride in that.We all did.He didn't seem to have any complaints about Fred Meyer so I assume they were run in a more humane fashion. I must research that. When we first moved here to the great NW in 1978,we lived 3 blocks from the first Fred Meyer ever built.Legend has it Fred Meyer actually had lived above the building till he was 70+ years old. Not like Walmart.
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