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Walmart Protesters Head to Chairman Rob Walton's Home in Paradise Valley

Walmart Protesters Head to Chairman Rob Walton's Home in Paradise Valley
Organization United for Respect/UFCW

For the second time this year, Walmart protesters have taken their message to the Paradise Valley home of Walmart chairman Rob Walton.

With the backing of the United Food and Commercial Workers union, a few dozen protesters went on a march from McDonald Drive to Walton's home near the base of Camelback Mountain.

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Protest subjects included claims of low wages, erratic scheduling, and retaliation against employees. (Earlier this year, the National Labor Relations Board Office of the General Counsel issued a complaint against Walmart, claiming employees in 13 states were retaliated against for protesting.)

Although the UFCW doesn't represent Walmart employees as a union, they do organize plenty of protests with against Walmart with current and former employees. One of their latest stunts is attempting to organize a walkout of mothers who work at Walmart, the nation's largest private employer.

Most of the protesters who took to Walton's home Monday were women, and their main message was calling for a minimum pay of $25,000 per year for full-time work to provide for their families.

This latest protest is part of a series of actions organized by the UFCW, including trying to organize a strike a couple days ahead of the company's shareholders meeting in Arkansas this week.

A couple of months ago, smaller group of activists associated with the same group delivered a "tax bill" to Walton's home, claiming Walmart should repay the government for its employees who also receive government assistance, like food stamps.

Walmart Protesters Head to Chairman Rob Walton's Home in Paradise Valley
Organization United for Respect/UFCW
Walmart Protesters Head to Chairman Rob Walton's Home in Paradise Valley
Organization United for Respect/UFCW


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