Yesterday, at a Walmart near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Walmart workers and supporters, many of whom were UFCW Local 23 members, held a protest as part of a growing movement of associates nationwide calling on the Waltons to publicly commit to pay a living wage of $15 an hour and give access to full-time hours for all.
The group turned out to get their message to the Waltons despite the rain, because the workers are tired of this retail giant setting low standards in the grocery and retail industry, and beyond. Some of the protesters also took advantage of the Halloween spirit by dressing up as the Waltons, as a way to portray their wealth.
In the next few weeks, Walmart workers will continue to call on America’s wealthiest family, who has a combined worth of more than 43% of Americans combined, to do the right thing.
To see all the action from the protest, check out Local 23’s facebook album: