Petition creator and fired Walmart employee Brandon Garrett told The Nation that his termination had taken a toll in his Baker store: “When we came back from striking and we wasn't fired right away, even more associates wanted to join the organization. But I guess Walmart got a sense of that, and when they terminated me, they kind of scared a lot of them off.” Now, said Garrett, “they're still behind us,” but “a lot of them are scared to be retaliated against. So that’s another reason I'm standing up like I am.”
To: Ed Johnson, Store Manager, Store 1102
Walmart stop bullying Louisiana workers for speaking out!
By signing this petition you are supporting us to make sure that Walmart associates in the Baton Rouge area who were disciplined or fired are returned to work and their records cleared.
Why is this important?
Stand with us -- Brandon Garrett & Tavarus Yates -- and other Walmart workers from Baker, LA who've been illegally fired for speaking out.
For years Walmart has been taking advantage of us, their workers. Inconsistent scheduling and pay that gives us 30 hours one week and 12 the next leaves us no way to support our family, pay rent, buy food or even gas to make it to work the next day. Even worse, when we speak out about these problems, Walmart tries to bully and silence us.
So earlier this year, we went on an unfair labor practice strike. Under federal law it was our right to do so. Now, Walmart is firing and disciplining those of us who stood up.
We have filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board but Walmart needs to hear from its customers that this behavior is not ok. WE need everyone in the Baton Rouge community to speak with one voice on the rights of Walmart workers to engage in federally-protected strikes. We don’t want to hurt Walmart, we just want them to be better!
By signing this petition you are supporting us to make sure that Walmart associates who were disciplined or fired are returned to work and their records cleared.