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Stand With Warehouse Workers - Sign the Letter Today!

Stand with these courageous warehouse workers and demand that Walmart executives hear directly from the people who move its goods.

Dear Walmart CEO Mike Duke, Board of Directors and Walmart Executives:

As warehouse workers who move boxes of goods destined for Walmart stores across the U.S., we and our supporters are asking Walmart executives to meet directly with us.

Marta injured her back because of the grueling pace inside the warehouses and now she is unable to work. Limber works under dangerous conditions, forced to use broken equipment and at risk of dehydration because of inadequate access to clean drinking water

Our work is unsafe, injuries are common, and the pay is so low we cannot make ends meet. Right now, the temperatures in Riverside and San Bernardino top 100 degrees daily and inside the metal containers the temperature can get up to 120 degrees. There is little ventilation and the heat and pollutants we inhale can make us vomit and bleed from the nose. We face intense retaliation from management if we say anything about the conditions.

We have tried several times to reach out to you, writing letters and using the channels that Walmart provides in its “Standards for Suppliers.” Even after we filed official complaints about health and safety violations and notified Walmart directly about illegal working conditions, you have ignored us. But we are not an isolated problem that will just go away: there are thousands of warehouse workers in Southern California, Chicago, New Jersey and elsewhere who labor to stock Walmart shelves – all facing similar conditions.

We, and our supporters who have signed below, are asking you, Walmart executives and Board members, to sit down with us to learn about our experience moving your goods and to figure out how you can ensure all of Walmart’s contractors and suppliers follow the law and live up to your own standards. Walmart, you set the standards for the industry; with a little good will, you can help ensure humane working conditions for thousands of warehouse workers in your supply chain.


Limber Herrera
Warehouse Worker

Marta Medina
Warehouse Worker
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Number Date Name Location
23105 Sat Jan 11 15:48:48 EST 2014 Janet Hansen Sandwich, IL
23104 Mon Dec 23 17:53:39 EST 2013 Chuck Dowe Boston, MA
23103 Wed Nov 06 22:35:16 EST 2013 Libby Stortz
23102 Tue Oct 29 12:12:31 EDT 2013 A MO berlin, NJ
23101 Wed Aug 21 23:49:49 EDT 2013 Joseph Hesselgrave AZ
23100 Sun May 26 09:40:26 EDT 2013 Charles L. Krugman Fresno, CA
23099 Sat May 25 05:16:28 EDT 2013 Charles L. Krugman Fresno, CA
23098 Fri May 24 19:30:56 EDT 2013 Charles L. Krugman Fresno, CA
23097 Fri May 24 12:51:58 EDT 2013 Rachel Jones
23096 Sat May 18 15:05:15 EDT 2013 l gols natick, MA
23095 Sun May 12 22:57:51 EDT 2013 Paola Medina-Diaz Gurabo, PR
23094 Sun Apr 28 19:52:09 EDT 2013 Laurence Baltimore Brighton, MA
23093 Fri Apr 19 19:03:16 EDT 2013 Kathleen Kitchen Gaylord, MI
23092 Thu Feb 14 10:22:31 EST 2013 Alberto Cornejo Greenfield, CA
23091 Wed Feb 13 21:06:19 EST 2013 Bryan Petrulis Tinley Park, IL
23090 Tue Feb 12 16:14:49 EST 2013 JOY JORDAN
23089 Tue Jan 22 14:12:14 EST 2013 marian ogle arlington, TX
23088 Mon Jan 21 15:56:51 EST 2013 Janice Oscarson Burlington, VT
23087 Tue Jan 15 15:59:47 EST 2013 Jillian Knowles West Newbury, MA
23086 Fri Jan 11 01:23:06 EST 2013 Kyle Kordsmeier Memphis, TN
23085 Tue Jan 08 14:36:44 EST 2013 l gols natick, MA
23084 Sun Dec 30 05:09:37 EST 2012 Indira Smith West Hoolywood, CA
23083 Sun Dec 23 16:39:51 EST 2012 Marlin Groninger Monroeville, NJ
23082 Tue Dec 18 12:19:39 EST 2012 Paul Krehbiel CA
23081 Fri Dec 14 08:10:30 EST 2012 Ron Edwards TX
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