Recent Updates

Dec17

What We Accomplished on Black Friday

This Black Friday was one to remember for Walmart!

Thanks to everyone who took time to show solidarity with Walmart workers in their fight for decent wages and respect on the job.

Want to see what some of the actions looked like? Check out photos from the day on our Facebook page!

We also got great media coverage. Here’s a list of articles written about actions from across the state:

Nov20

MA Actions Planned for Black Friday

Where will YOU be on Black Friday?

Walmart workers across the country are counting on your solidarity. Join an action near you!
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Sep13

Rally in Chelmsford a Huge Success

Thanks to the overwhelming support of our community, we were able to rally over a hundred people outside the Chelmsford Walmart to show our solidarity with David. After sending in a delegation of local leaders, David’s manager agreed to sit down with David and discuss his case.

Make sure to check out more photos from the day’s event on our Facebook page and on our friend Marilyn Humphries’ site. You can also find a video on Youtube.

Thank you to everyone who joined us and showed solidarity with David & the Walmart 80!

Aug28

David’s Story

Meet David Coulombe. He works at the Chelmsford Walmart store and is a proud member of Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart).

Watch David’s video here!

On September 7th, we will be rallying outside his store to let him know we’ve got his back. Will you be there? RSVP today: http://bit.ly/Justice4David

Aug08

Save the Date: Rally for David & the Walmart 80

When Walmart workers came together to protest Walmart’s attempts to silence workers who spoke out for change, Walmart responded by firing and disciplining 80 workers. One of those 80 workers was David, from Chelmsford MA.

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We’ve called David’s manager and even brought in a delegation of local faith leaders to discuss Walmart’s illegal retaliation, but they still have not rescinded the disciplinary action they took against David. If you haven’t made a call yet, please do so TODAY: 978-459-1818.

We need to prove to Walmart that its behavior won’t be tolerated. That’s why this September, we are taking things up a notch. Join us!

September 7th: Day of Action at Walmart

11am outside the Chelmsford Walmart (99 Parkhurst Rd. Chelmsford MA)

What do we do when Walmart attacks? Stand up, fight back! Join us for a massive action at the Chelmsford Walmart to show community support for David and the rest of the Walmart 80. You don’t want to miss this historic event!

Jun12

MA Communities Stand With Walmart Workers

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Check out more photos from actions across the state here!

May31

MA Walmart workers are ON STRIKE!

Meet David & Aubretia

david and aubretia David and Aubretia are Walmart workers in Massachusetts and on May 28th, they went on strike. They are joining hundreds of other Walmart associates from across the country who are going on strike to demand an end to illegal retaliation against associates who speak out about higher wages and respect on the job. You can watch a video of their press conference here.

During the first week of June, Walmart strikers will be traveling to Bentonville, AK to take their stories to the Walmart shareholders’ meeting on June 7th. Make sure to sign their petition to Walmart!

We want to make sure Walmart shoppers and associates across Massachusetts know why David and Aubretia are standing up and demanding respect. Will you help us spread their message?

Day of Action at Walmart: Thursday, June 6th  

Find an action near you!

May15

Our Biggest Day of Action Since Black Friday!

Join us for a National Day of Action to Change Walmart!

The first week of June, hundreds of members of the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) will be caravanning from every corner of the country and converging in Bentonville, Arkansas for Walmart’s annual shareholders meeting. On June 7th, members of OUR Walmart will be inside the shareholders meeting speaking out and calling on Walmart’s board members and shareholders to respond to their call for dignity and respect.
In preparation for their action, community and labor activists in Massachusetts will be mobilizing on Thursday, June 6th to show their solidarity with Walmart associates.
Find an action near you:
Central Mass.: Contact Lily
Greater Boston: Contact Gillian
Merrimack Valley: Contact Russ
North Shore: Contact Mary
South Shore: Contact Edwin
Southeastern Mass.: Contact Edwin
Western Mass.: Contact Jon 
May15

H&M Joins Factory Safety Plan

One step closer to justice for Bangladesh!

We applaud H&M and the Zara brand for joining other major retailers in signing a fire safety and building improvement agreement to improve the safety of garment factories in Bangladesh. Read H&M’s official statement here.

We will continue to pressure GAP & Walmart to sign on to this important agreement. Sign the petition!

Apr23

Day of Action Postponed until May 4th

Due to the recent tragic events in Boston, we have rescheduled our day of action to support workers to Saturday, May 4th (originally scheduled to be on April 24th). 

Day of Action at Walmart: Give Workers The Hours They Need to Survive!

Saturday, May 4th  

Find an action near you! 

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