group of Chicago clergy leaders gathered with Walmart employees and
their supporters Wednesday, calling on the mega retailer to improve
work conditions and provide better wages so its workers do not have to rely on public assistance programs to cover their basic needs.
a news conference outside a Chatham neighborhood Walmart, pastor
Walter Turner with the New Spiritual Light Missionary Baptist Church on
the South Side said the community will not tolerate the world's largest
retailer "pimping the employees."
"Walmart workers deserve to be
treated with dignity and respect," he said. "They deserve better working
conditions which ensure they earn at least $25,000 a year, so they can
take care of their family and not have to rely upon taxpayer dollars to
survive." Read more »