Working moms protest Wal-Mart

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by Jaime Cerreta

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azfamily.com

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 3 at 7:46 AM

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. --  Working moms are taking aim at Wal-Mart. They claim the retailer doesn't treat its employees fairly.

The group "Our Wal-Mart" and members of local churches met for a march and vigil in Paradise Valley Monday near the home of Wal-Mart Board chair Rob Walton. The group says Wal-Mart is not fair to working moms.

Protesters say low wages and erratic scheduling needs to stop. Our Wal-Mart says a family needs at least $25,000 to make a decent living, and Wal-Mart needs to start helping its employees.

Benet Holmes is on strike from a Wal-Mart in Chicago. "Best decision is to stand up and to fight back and to let Rob Walton hear us, because he's the chairman on the board and he has the power to say yes you're going to get it, no you're not going to get it, and we hope he changes his mind," said Holmes.

Wal-Mart told 3TV via email this group does this every year before the shareholders' meeting and says its following is getting smaller every year.

Walton was home tonight.. but declined to comment to 3TV.

The group will hold a protest rally Tuesday, 7 a.m.-8 a.m.

 

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