Please respond! Received an email asking me to support workers from a Walmart "subcontractor" who are marching 50 miles in Southern California this month from Riverside to LA. Walmart claims no blame for the appalling working conditions of its subcontractor. All that our fellow workers are asking from us is to sign a letter of support. Please go here and sign. Such a small effort on our part means so much to them.
Or here at the web site for Warehouse Workers United.
Millions of American workers are at work this very day working at low wage jobs without union protection. Let us not forget about them. They are our Fellow Workers just as surely as those we work with face to face.
Please see the email below. Makes me want to pack up right now and go and join their march!
My name is Limber, and I work at a warehouse moving goods for Walmart in Southern California. Right now temperatures top 100 degrees daily and inside the metal containers we unload it can reach 120 degrees. Our pay is low and injury is common. We face pollutants, inadequate access to clean drinking water, little ventilation and intense retaliation if we speak up about our working conditions. I have seen workers fired if they are injured on the job.We may not be able to join them on the march but at least we can sign a letter of support!
We need your help to improve jobs for warehouse workers. This month warehouse workers and supporters are marching on a 50-mile pilgrimage from Riverside to Los Angeles to win respect and basic improvements to our working conditions.
We want humane working conditions and we want Walmart to sit down with warehouse workers to hear about our experiences moving Walmart goods. Up until now Walmart has ignored us.
Sign our letter to Walmart asking Walmart executives to meet with warehouse workers and live up to their own Standards for Suppliers.
It may seem like a small thing, but because we work for subcontractors, Walmart thinks it can look the other way and pretend like it has nothing to do with illegal working conditions we face. Not anymore.
We are delivering the letter to Walmart executives in L.A. when we arrive at the end of our pilgrimage and we would like to have your support.
Will you join us?
¡Sí se puede!
"Who come's to speak for the skin and the bone?"