Something incredible is happening!
Just a month after strikes swept through Walmart stores and warehouses in 12 states – a new wave of "viral strikes" is making headlines. EB DFA Organizing Team urges you to join in this historic nationwide effort that is supported by DFA National, Courage Campaign, MoveOn, Corporate Action Network and the Alameda Labor Council,
Three weeks ago, Walmart workers in Northern California held a sit-in at one store and then walked off the job. Last Wednesday, warehouse workers in Southern California who move Walmart's goods went on strike. The next day, store workers in Washington also walked out. And then last Friday, workers in Texas joined the strike too.
These courageous actions tell us that the upcoming Walmart strikes and actions on Black Friday – the biggest shopping day of the year – are going to make history.
We want you to be part of it. Can you join us at a Walmart store near you on Black Friday?
YES, I'll join a Walmart store action.
Black Friday at Walmart Supercenter #3455 Richmond
November 23 • 09:00 am
1400 Hilltop Mall Rd, San Pablo, CA
Black friday at Walmart #5457
November 23 • 09:00 am
8400 Edgewater Dr, Oakland, CA
NO, but I can stand with Walmart workers.
For more than a year, Walmart workers from around the country have been coming together to speak out for change. These workers have called on the company to address their concerns around low wages, unaffordable benefits, understaffing, erratic scheduling, and above all else the lack of respect in the workplace. Walmart warehouse workers have also been protesting the outrageous, unsafe conditions where they work.
After these brave workers spoke out for change, Walmart has been trying to silence them – some are getting fired, others are not getting called into work, and more are getting hours cut. It is not an easy decision, but without an end to the retaliation, Walmart workers across the country will be walking off the job in protest on Black Friday, November 23.
Will you back up these whistleblowers again and take your support of Walmart workers one step further? Then join in solidarity with Walmart workers as more go on strike on Black Friday!
DFA National update
DFA launched a brand new website on Monday, November 19th. The new website is very user friendly and provides lots of new features.
I encourage all DFA members to take a look at the new site,
and play around on it. One note is that you may need to reset your password in order to access the site (this was necessary for me, might not be for everyone).
Here’s the url for you to sign the petition in support of the Walmart strike:
I also want to thank you for all the work you put in during this election cycle - members like yourself are the backbone to progressive movements and without you DFA would not have made such impressive local and national gains. Thank you!
Western Field Director
Interested in Progressive Change? We’re looking for a few good members to join our Organizing Team at EB DFA!
EB Democracy for America team: Frances, Janet F, Janet S, Mark, Michael, Norman, Sumi, Tara, Vincent & Yvonne.