Walmart’s health and safety response to the coronavirus pandemic has been dangerously delayed and wholly inadequate. As this brief reveals, at every critical stage, Walmart failed to fully implement vital public health guidance, and the actions they did take were delayed and insufficient.
In 2019, we fought for structural reforms at U.S. corporations, taking special aim at private equity firms that buy up retail companies and then systematically destroy them. We took aim at Wall Street’s short-term focus that forces companies to extract large profits quickly, at the expense of workers and communities. We addressed sexual harassment in the workplace, introducing shareholder resolutions and connecting survivors to legal resources and healing networks. And we continued to develop strong leaders, particularly among our predominantly women of color membership.
En el año 2019, peleamos por reformas a las corporaciones estadounidenses, enfocándonosespecialmente en las compañías de capital privado que compran cadenas de tiendas y depueslas destruyen sistemáticamente. Nos enfocamos en Wall Street que a corto plazo fuerzan a lastiendas a extraer grandes ganancias a base de los trabajadores y las comunidades. Nos enfocamosen combatir acoso sexual en el trabajo, e introducimos las resoluciones de los accionistas, yconectamos a sobrevivientes de acoso sexual a accesoria legal y centros de rehabilitación.Continuamos impulsando a líderes fuertes, particularmente nuestros miembros, y mujeres de color.
For decades, Wall Street firms have been driving economic inequality in our country, threatening working people’s livelihoods, and destabilizing local economies. Today, private equity firms own companies that employ more than 5.8 million Americans.
Surveying 1,100 retail workers employed across major employers and within key retail economies, we launched the first national opinion polling of the retail workforce. This report offers insights from retail workers on the technologies currently used in their stores, as well as their own predictions on the opportunities and threats presented by technology.
For Walmart’s more than 500,000 part-time hourly associates, the path-way to build a better life simply does not exist. Walmart associates work hard each day with the hope of getting ahead, but soon face a sobering reality: what the company has promised is actually a phantom ladder of opportunity.