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.
Thank you to everyone who joined us and showed solidarity with David & the Walmart 80!
Meet David Coulombe. He works at the Chelmsford Walmart store and is a proud member of Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart).
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
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.
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even brought in a delegation of local faith leaders to discuss Walmart’s illegal retaliation, but they still have not rescinded the disciplinary action they took against David.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!
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!
Meet David & 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
Join us for a National Day of Action to Change Walmart!
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!
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
Join us on April 19th & 20th and meet a survivor of the garment factory fires, as well as a labor organizer. Sumi Abedin, a garment worker who survived a horrific factory fire, and Kalpona Akter, director of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity, will be in Boston as part of the 10 city tour ”End Death Traps: Safe Workplaces for All.”
Friday, April 19th at 6:00PM
Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences, Room B36
On November 24, 2012, 112 workers died in a horrific fire at Tazreen Fashions, a Walmart supplier in Bangladesh. Come take part in a discussion with Sumi Abedin and Kalpona Akter!
Saturday, April 20th 12:30-1:45pm
Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School (125 Mt. Auburn St. Cambridge MA)
Join Sumi and Kalpona for lunch and hear about how we can help fight for justice for garment workers in Bangladesh.
Pizza will be provided.
Action at GAP for Fire Safety
Saturday, April 20th at 2:00PM
GAP, 15 Brattle St. Cambridge MA (Harvard Sq.)
After lunch, come demand that GAP pay 10 cents more per garment to save workers’ lives.
For more information, contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.