Walmart's top brass and its shareholders face a confrontation with their "moms" at the company's annual shareholders meeting Friday in Fayetteville, Ark. That is, the "Walmart Moms" who are demanding higher wages from the nation's biggest employer. The labor union-supported workers' group is demanding a pay increase to $12.25 an hour, or $25,000 a year for full-time work. Organizers said that workers would picket on Wednesday outside stores in cities including Chicago, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Tampa.
On Wednesday morning, a 64-year-old cashier walked into a Walmart Supercenter in Chicopee, Mass., and handed her boss a letter detailing her reasons for going on strike. They included unreasonable scheduling, inadequate benefits and more.
According to MassLive.com, her boss took the letter, thanked her for it, and said, "Have a nice day."