According to a fact sheet published by Making a Change at Walmart (MCAW). Walmart has closed 63 Sam's Club stores, resulting in the loss of an estimated 10,000 jobs for Sam's Club employees.
The group alleges that Walmart has mislead the public about its recent wage increase and bonuses that have been touted in the media recently.
“The truth matters, and the American people deserve to know that truth about Walmart’s changes. Walmart’s claim of appreciating and investing in its workers is disingenuous at best, and cruel at worst,” said Randy Parraz, director of Making Change at Walmart.
“If Walmart truly appreciated Walmart workers, then it wouldn’t lay off or fire 11,000 employees directly after the holidays, some without any notice. And, it sure wouldn’t pick and choose who deserves a wage increase when tens of thousands of Walmart employees rely on government assistance to make ends meet.”
Making Change at Walmart (MCAW) is a campaign run by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) to “change Walmart into a more responsible employer and to improve the lives of Walmart workers.”