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To: Walmart CEO Doug McMillon

Walmart: Extend your employee discount to cover ALL food

Walmart: Extend your employee discount to cover ALL food

We want Walmart's ten percent employee discount to be extended to ALL food ALL year

Why is this important?

To many, a 10% employee discount on ALL food may not seem like a lot. But, as Walmart associates, we know it could mean the difference between putting food on the table or going hungry.

My name is Nancy Reynolds. I’m a Walmart associate from store 771 in Merritt Island, FL. For me, the food that I’m eligible for with my employee discount isn’t good for my diabetes. I need to eat healthy food multiple times throughout the day and, simply put: that is hard on Walmart pay and hours.

If Walmart would extend its employee discount to cover ALL food items, like Target[1], Whole Foods, Trader Joes[2] and many other grocery stores have done, it would help associates and their families across the country. What’s more, Walmart can afford it.

This is a win – win. A ten percent discount would allow Walmart associates to spend more money on food at Walmart and in return, we would also be healthier workers. I've even talked to Walmart associates in Canada who said that they receive discounts on ALL of their food, so why not here in the United States too?

In the past, Walmart has listened to our calls for change, but it takes associates and community standing together to call for change. The support is there. In our survey of over 3000 Walmart workers, 99% support a ten percent discount on all food. It’s time for Walmart to listen to its associates.

The time to act on this is now. Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. If we can get enough support on this petition before the holiday season, Walmart could change its policy and more associates could have the food we need to provide for our families this holiday season.

[1] https://corporate.target.com/careers/benefits/financial-benefits
[2] http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/which-retail-chains-have-the-best-employee-discoun#.ggyzDxyR

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Reasons for signing

  • We get little hours...little pay..your mark up should more than cover the discount. It's easier to make better choices with the help of the discount. Need it more than I need a discounted camera or non food item
  • Retired from Walmart and if I can save another dime on foods it will help
  • Walmart is a billion dollar company...a 10% discount should be welcomed to your hard working associates. Something as little as 10% on groceries would help us in our day to day lives greatly. Let’s not get started on no holiday pay...

Updates

2015-11-09 15:04:36 -0500

10,000 signatures reached

2015-11-05 09:59:14 -0500

5,000 signatures reached

2015-11-04 17:04:04 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2015-11-04 16:50:59 -0500

500 signatures reached

2015-11-03 20:34:37 -0500

100 signatures reached

2015-11-03 18:20:44 -0500

50 signatures reached

2015-11-03 17:50:35 -0500

25 signatures reached

2015-11-03 17:07:24 -0500

10 signatures reached