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To: Doug McMillon, Walmart CEO
Walmart: Stop Hurting People with Disabilities
Walmart just announced it will be eliminating the door greeter position in all stores by the end of April. Walmart is the largest private employer in the country with a large workforce of people with disabilities – many of whom may be losing their jobs because of this change.
We are calling on Walmart CEO Doug McMillon to publicly commit to eliminate the lifting requirements for greeters and to reinstate the jobs of all impacted associates.
Why is this important?
My name is Kathleen Hendricks, I have spina bifida and hydrocephalus, and I’ve worked at Walmart in Texas for 19 years as a greeter.
Last year, Walmart raised the lifting requirements for greeter positions and told me I wouldn’t be able to greet anymore. After a series of requests to be moved into a different position, I was finally reassigned to the fitting room where I answered phones, helped customers, and processed returns. After a few months, Walmart started cutting my hours. Eventually, my manager stopped putting me on the schedule altogether because I can’t climb a ladder with my wheelchair.
I loved my job at Walmart. I don’t know what I’m going to do to find another one after almost two decades. It feels like Walmart doesn’t want me – or any other employees with disabilities –at the store anymore.
Unfortunately, my story is not unique. This is happening to associates with disabilities like me all across the country — we’re being pushed out of our jobs. Join me and sign this petition.