Dear Walmart Board Member and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer:
Instead of bringing Walmart values to the tech industry, I call on you to stand up for Walmart workers’ rights. Walmart has illegally fired or punished dozens of workers for exercising their rights and going on a legally protected strike. We call on you to stand with workers at Walmart or step down from the company’s board.
Around Yahoo’s shareholder meeting last year, Walmart workers boldly risked arrest and called on Yahoo CEO and Walmart board member Marissa Mayer to stand against Walmart’s illegal firing and punishment of workers who had just returned from a legally protected strike. Can you help us tell Mayer it’s time to take a stand?
One year later, Mayer remains silent about Walmart’s illegal attempts to intimidate workers into staying silent.
What’s worse, it looks like Mayer is doubling-down on her ties to Walmart. Today at Yahoo’s shareholder meeting, she’s nominating former Walmart CEO and current board member Lee Scott to join the board of Yahoo. Even more shocking, the New York Times reported that Lee Scott played a key role in limiting internal investigations related to Walmart’s alleged bribery of foreign officials.
It’s bad enough that Marissa Mayer won’t stand up for Walmart workers’ rights, but now she’s spreading Walmart’s dirty business model to the tech world. Sign the petition to support Walmart workers today!