Dear Walmart Owners, the Waltons:
I support Walmart workers’ calls for $15 an hour and access to full-time work. As the richest family in America and owners of a company with $16 billion in annual profits, you can afford to do better.
In response to workers' brave action, Walmart recently announced that it would raise pay to $9 in April 2015 and $10 by 2016. This means half a million workers will see a pay increase.
Unfortunately, $10 an hour isn't enough to raise many workers out of poverty - especially when there's no guarantee that they will consistently get the hours they need. That's why Walmart workers around the country are coming together to stand up for the changes they need to be able to put food on their tables and cover their rents. That means a $15 an hour minimum and access to full-time, consistent schedules. Support them by adding your name.
Income inequality is the highest it’s been since 1928. Corporate profits are at an all-time high. Meanwhile, wages are at the lowest point since 1948 – even as productivity increases.
No one family is driving this trend quite like Walmart’s owners, the Waltons. The Walton family is the richest family in America with nearly $150 billion in wealth and as much money as 43% of American families combined. And yet, most Walmart workers make less than just $25,000 a year.
Walmart workers are standing up to change this and they're winning real advancements. That's why it's so important that we support them as they keep up the momentum in the fight for $15 and full time.