This post was adapted from Making Change at Walmart
Recently, Lisa Austin and the Apple Valley, Minnesota community delivered the petition workers and supporters signed with more than 14,000 signatures calling on Walmart to help workers who have spouses in the military care for their families while loved ones are on leave.
Walmart felt the pressure.
A spokesperson from Walmart headquarters, Kory Lundberg, even showed up to the delivery, and told ABC News that Walmart “would work with [Lisa] if she needed to take time off in the future due to her husband’s military drills.” Click the photo below to see the full story.
You can also follow OUR Veterans (vets with OUR Walmart who are standing for change) on Facebook & Twitter to keep up with Lisa’s story. And share the petition with friends and family to tell Walmart to make this change the company’s policy and respect all military families and vets.
Let’s hold Walmart accountable to a national policy supporting its workers with loved ones in the military, so moms like Lisa can take care of themselves and their families.
Together, change is possible.