Higher wages and paid sick leave for Walmart employees
I want Walmart to pay workers a fair living wage. Walmart is a billion dollar company but its wages does not allow for workers to live comfortably. Walmart constantly raises workers expectations and production quotas. These raises do not concide with raises in wages or incentives.
I also want Walmart to offer paid sick days. We are expected to use out paid time off for holidays, handling business, and for sick days. This is unhealthy and unsustainable for workers long term health.
Why is this important?
Spending spurs an economy. Buying power is important in a capital based society. Walmart is behind in how it treats its employees. We are taught that Walmart is a family business and values its workers. We want this to be shown in how we are paid. Sam Walton felt it was important to treat your workers like family. We feel like his legacy should be supported in his passing.
Paid sick days is important because it is impossible to expect a person to work 40+ hours a week and not get sick . We are humans and all humans should be afforded certain safety nets. Paid sick days are needed to ensure that worker health and public health is adequately cared for.