To: Walmart Store Managers

Walmart: Stop Cutting Our Hours!

After Associates delivered more than 20,000 petition signatures to dozens of stores around the country, Walmart implemented a new process for scheduling shifts.

Associates from stores around the U.S. are reporting that when they clock in for a shift, a new screen asks them if they would like more hours. We're told managers are being instructed to provide Associates with more hours when requested.

This is a major victory for Walmart Associates who've spent years speaking out about Walmart's scheduling practices, which left many workers without enough hours to pay their bills.

Walmart: Stop Cutting Our Hours!

We are calling on Walmart to follow-through on its public commitment to provide Associates with more hours and more clearly defined full-time positions to be permanently added to our schedules.

Why is this important?

As Walmart Associates, we want to do the best job we can. We come to work every day and are proud of the job we do. We are the people helping customers, stocking shelves, moving inventory, getting carts and other items to their proper places, and making sure we run the store in the best way possible. However, as we continue to carry out this work, we are finding it difficult to keep food on the table, pay our rent, provide for our family, put gas in our cars, and make ends meet due to the lack of hours in our schedules.

Today, we stand before you, asking Walmart to follow-through on its public commitment to provide Associates with MORE HOURS and MORE CLEARLY DEFINED FULL-TIME POSITIONS to be permanently added to our schedules.

We believe this will help ensure that every store is running to the best of its abilities and that Associates will not be going home hungry, avoiding medical care because we are worried about the high cost, living paycheck to paycheck and choosing between rent and food.

We believe more hours and full-time work is a more viable and successful strategy than continually hiring and firing temps and letting go of longtime Associates with invaluable experience. We believe these changes will benefit customers, as when hours and positions are cut, we are no longer able to carry out the necessary work in a timely, safe and efficient manner. It is the right thing to do; for the store, for the customers, for all Associates.

One year ago, Walmart said it would provide Associates the opportunity to work more hours and make available more full-time positions. With $17 billion in profit per year, we believe there is no viable reason why Walmart can't follow-through with its commitment and provide these much needed changes.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: UFCW and OUR Walmart have the purpose of helping Wal-Mart employees as individuals or groups in their dealings with Wal-Mart over labor rights and standards and their efforts to have Wal-Mart publically commit to adhering to labor rights and standards. UFCW and OUR Walmart have no intent to have Walmart recognize or bargain with UFCW or OUR Walmart as the representative of Walmart employees.

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Reasons for signing

  • Customer FIRST. If I really need to type out a lengthy explanation, let me sum it all up for you. All it does is not give us enough hours by moving them around the store and telling us they essentially have a set number of hours they can give us in a given week. This is not done manually. It's done by a heartless computer.
  • My entire stores hours have been cut, even assistant managers, the cms that get 40hrs a week all year, are getting 20. I get 20hrs-30hrs a week (I'm part time after school) now on the new week I got 12hrs that's $120 before taxes, it's the holidays why can't we get more hours? The economy isn't doing bad , Walmart stock is up 57% (as of time of posting) we didn't get a hole hored of new pepole at our store. Our store sales from what I've seen our up and continuing to go up.
  • Pisses me of how Wally and it's family can abandon their employees after all we've done. They keep on cutting our hours, and make so many promises that they can never follow up to. Can't they see, without us (employees) their company wouldn't be anything. Now STOP cutting our hours! We have families to feed, but I guess when your from the Walton Family, you don't know what that means because you were handed a silver spoon to begin with.

Updates

2016-08-22 17:05:18 -0400
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Petition is successful with 20,215 signatures

2014-10-12 10:22:40 -0400
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Petition is successful with 20,050 signatures

2014-09-19 16:05:13 -0400
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Petition is successful with 20,039 signatures

2014-04-25 18:36:45 -0400
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Petition is successful with 20,030 signatures

2014-04-11 17:59:12 -0400

20,000 signatures reached

2014-04-02 19:57:02 -0400
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Petition is successful with 19,955 signatures

2014-04-01 08:09:36 -0400

VICTORY! After staging dozens of petition deliveries in stores across the country, Walmart Associates have won a major change in their scheduling system: http://on.fb.me/1ollCFD

2014-03-07 18:14:07 -0500

10,000 signatures reached

2014-03-07 13:52:17 -0500

5,000 signatures reached

2014-02-13 20:21:19 -0500

500 signatures reached

2014-01-27 17:00:03 -0500

100 signatures reached

2014-01-27 13:43:48 -0500

50 signatures reached

2014-01-27 12:43:51 -0500

25 signatures reached

2014-01-27 12:30:38 -0500

10 signatures reached