Support the Walmart Strike!
September 14, 2012
By Marta Medina
Since the announcement of the 50 mile pilgrimage, warehouse workers have faced greater tension in the workplace, working conditions have worsened, and as a result workers have gone on strike to end the retaliation and improve working conditions. Below is a message from one of those brave workers.
After five years lifting heavy boxes every day in the warehouse my body aches. I am 31. Walking is difficult, lifting my son is nearly impossible, and I frequently have very painful back spasms. I finally left my job at the warehouse after I seriously hurt my back.
But I had to fight for medical attention. The managers of the warehouse didn’t care about my health or safety. They tried to prevent me from seeing a doctor. I fought and I won medical care, but I have seen a lot of my coworkers fired for similar injuries. They leave the warehouse hurt, with no job and no healthcare.
We move goods for Walmart, but we are treated like we are disposable. To this day it makes me angry, that’s why I am joining with other workers and people who support us to end these inhumane working conditions.
Please stand with us and tell Walmart to take responsibility for its warehouses Together, we can improve the lives of the thousands of people who live with these conditions on a daily basis.