Support the Walmart Workers
Walmart is America's largest employer. They're what's called a "big box" retailer. The average Walmart employee earns just $8.81 an hour. A third of them work less than 28 hours per week and don't qualify for benefits like health care or a pension.
What's this got to do with you? Well for 50 years Walmart has resisted every attempt by their workers to organise for a better deal. But this week, something amazing is happening - at Walmart stores across the USA workers are striking.
The plight of Walmart workers affects us all. Multinational companies look to Walmart to learn how to keep wages down and keep unions out.
We want to raise $1000 so we can send gift cards to striking workers. After a day on the picket line with no pay, we want to make sure at least some of them can put food on their table.
We have a dozen United Voice staff who have pledged to match the contributions from our supporters. So if you buy a $25 card we will buy another - doubling the impact of your contribution.
There's something else you should know about Walmart - the only non-American on the Walmart board is an Australia (a bloke called Roger Corbett). It only seems fair that we chip in to make sure the workers have some Aussies on their side too!
We hope you will find the Walmart workers as inspiring as we do, and want to (like us) do something small to pitch in.