From our friends at Making Change at Walmart:
Dear Walmart Owners, the Waltons:
I support Walmart workers’ calls for $15 an hour and access to full-time work. As the richest family in America and owners of a company with $16 billion in annual profits, you can afford to do better.
Why to Act Now:
While Rob, Alice and the rest of the Waltons are by far the richest family in America, many of the Walmart workers who helped to build that fortune are struggling just to get by. Workers at Walmart are looking for fair shot, but the silver-spooned Walton family is robbing them of a decent living.
Walmart workers in more than 2,200 stores have joined calls for Walmart to increase wages to $15/hr and give them access to full-time work. Support them by adding your name.
Income inequality is the highest it’s been since 1928. Corporate profits are at an all-time high. Meanwhile, wages are at the lowest point since 1948 – even as productivity increases.
No one family is driving this trend quite like Walmart’s owners, the Waltons. The Walton family is the richest family in America with nearly $150 billion in wealth and as much money as 43% of American families combined. And yet, most Walmart workers make less than just $25,000 a year. That’s why community members are joining their calls for increased wages and access to hours.