Walmart Associates Plan Work Stoppage Wednesday

On Wednesday (April 24), workers in at least 100 Walmart stores plan to confront local managers with demands for change in the retail giant's scheduling system, according to a story in The Nation. Scheduling issues have been a recurring focus for the union-backed retail workers group OUR Walmart since its founding. Workers have charged that insufficient and erratic work schedules consign them to poverty, wreak havoc on their personal lives, and shortchange customer service. At an October forum, backroom receiving associate Lori Amos said that because of understaffing at her Washington state store, 2,000 pounds of Halloween candy didn't make it onto the shelves until it had expired and changed color. Story