Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Stand Up For Walmart Workers and Free Speech!

EDIT: Almost all of the links were broken, but have now been fixed!

I received this email today asking people to speak up against current efforts by corporate giant Walmart to undermine efforts that support Walmart employees who wish to exercise their rights as workers. Please take a look and then spend the 30 seconds to send an email to Walmart in defence of free speech and the rights of workers:

Dear Friend:

As part of our effort to help Walmart workers join our union, UFCW Canada launched www.walmartworkerscanada.ca several years ago. The website is dedicated to providing Walmart ‘associates’ with the tools and knowledge they need to exercise their rights as workers in Canada.

Walmart is seeking a court injunction against www.walmartworkerscanada.ca that calls for significant changes to the website and threatens to undermine our ability to effectively communicate with Walmart workers.

UFCW Canada is confident that Walmart’s case is unfounded and we are maintaining the look, feel and messaging of www.walmartworkerscanada.ca.

On July 28, UFCW Canada launched a new campaign that calls on Canadians to contribute to the defence of their digital rights by challenging Walmart executives to immediately drop the injunction request.

Your organization can assist in this important campaign by posting the attached campaign-button on your website and by linking to www.walmartworkerscanada.ca/freespeech, which is a campaign page that provides activists with an opportunity to send a protest letter to Walmart executives.

To make sure a maximum number of people get the chance to participate in the campaign, please send the following message through your e-mail network:

Subject Line: Stand up for Walmart workers and free speech!


The campaign to empower Walmart workers needs your help.

Walmart is seeking a court injunction against certain aspects of www.walmartworkerscanada.ca, a website dedicated to providing Walmart ‘associates’ with the tools and knowledge they need to exercise their rights as workers in Canada.

Making sure the internet is a place where workers can freely learn about their rights and communicate with one another is a fundamental fight for us all.

Tell Walmart NO! to the court injunction and YES! to free speech by visiting www.walmartworkerscanada.ca/freespeech and sending a quick email to Walmart executives.

Also, don’t forget to join the SAVE the CIRCLE facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=100648979085&ref=search) and spread the word to all your friends.

It only takes 30 seconds and it makes a real difference


For further information about the campaign, please contact Derek Johnstone at the National Office (416.675.1104 ext. 2222 or derek.johnstone@ufcw.ca).

Thank you in advance for your consideration and assistance.

In Solidarity,

Wayne Hanley

National President, UFCW Canada

Click on the link and register your opposition with Walmart now!


Anonymous said...

Go through your links again. All of them except for the Facebook one are broken.

Scott said...

Eeep. Thanks for pointing that out. I've fixed 'em!