WalMarch Dispatch: Day 1
Today, warehouse workers went on strike against their employers, NFI and Warestaff, to protest the unfair labor practices they have faced on the job.
Workers—who do not have a recognized union—walked off the job to call for an end to retaliation and unfair labor practices. Workers have been fighting for more than a year for safe working conditions and for Walmart to take responsibility for conditions in the warehouse.
Want to know more? Check out today’s photos of the picket line here. Read the press release here.
Voices From the March
“We don’t have fans or clean water and we’re sweating all day and when we try to do something about it, we get in trouble.”
– Alejandro Alvarado (Warehouse Worker)
“I’m supporting the Warehouse workers on strike because bad working conditions affect our economy. If we let these warehouses get away with it, every employer is gonna think! It’s ok.”
– Angie Balderas (UFCW Member & Sierra Club Member)
“Pedimos respeto y dignidad y mejores condiciones de trabajo.” – Limber Herrera (Warehouse Worker)