Capitalist slavery: What we can do

December 2, 2013

In Blog


On Black Friday, workers at 1500 Walmart stores stood up and walked out to demand fair treatment from the nation’s largest retailer.

Working Families supporters stood with them, joining them at rallies around the country. And so far, more than 30,000 people have signed our petition to Walmart to pay its workers a fair wage. Will you sign our petition to Walmart to pay their workers $15/hr?

Poverty wages are good for Walmart’s bottom line, but they’re bad for America. Walmart made more than $15 billion in profit last year. And the Walton family has more than $100 billion in combined wealth — more than the bottom 40% of Americans combined. That level of inequality is wrong. But a raise at Walmart would help boost the entire economy.

Will you add your name to call on Walmart to pay fairly?

Thanks, and happy holidays.

Joe Dinkin
Working Families