An Appeal to Michael Duke, CEO of Wal-Mart
Press Wal-Mart to take the right and moral stand.
Please sign. Urge your friends to forward the Bangladeshi workers’ appeal to all their friends and family members.
Time is running out. Five hundred thousand garment workers, mostly women, are locked out. It is very likely that the Bangladeshi police will attack the workers, shooting rubber bullets and wielding clubs.
Please act! Wal-Mart is widely recognized as Bangladesh’s biggest buyer. Ask Wal-Mart to support the workers’ modest demand for a raise of 6.3 cents an hour.
Please sign this petition to Wal-Mart’s CEO Michael Duke, and share it widely.
Dear Mr. Duke,
In the name of justice and humanity, we urge you and Wal-Mart to support the Bangladeshi garment workers’ modest demand for a 6.3 cent an hour wage increase to avoid hunger and misery for their children and families.
There is no retailer or garment company in the world that could not easily afford to pay the Bangladeshi workers 6.3 cents more per hour, which would raise their minimum wage to an extremely modest 27.3 cents an hour. It makes one blush with embarrassment that in 2012 we are even talking about such starvation wages.
Mr. Duke, you know that if Wal-Mart takes the moral and right step, everyone else will follow. In the name of justice for Bangladesh’s more than 3.5 million garment workers, please immediately announce that Wal-Mart is supporting the 6.3 cent-an-hour wage increase.
500,000 Bangladeshi garment workers are now locked out, and they desperately need your help.
|840||Mon Mar 25 23:32:38 EDT 2013||Anonymous||Flushing, NY , US|
|839||Fri Jan 11 09:20:32 EST 2013||Charles L. Krugman||SEIU ret member||Fresno, CA , US|
|838||Tue Nov 20 14:34:22 EST 2012||Patty Von Luftblasen||Los Angeles, CA , US|
|837||Tue Nov 06 18:15:32 EST 2012||Thu Huong Ho||Vancouver, BC , CA|
|836||Sun Nov 04 05:41:06 EST 2012||Pierre Rousset||Europe solidaire sans frontières (ESSF)||93, FR|
|835||Fri Sep 28 01:42:12 EDT 2012||Rajesh Johal||Vancouver, BC , CA|
|834||Fri Sep 28 01:29:53 EDT 2012||Jaspreet Cheema||Vancouver, BC , CA|
|833||Wed Sep 26 21:31:56 EDT 2012||Anonymous||Vancouver, BC , CA|
|832||Mon Sep 24 05:01:03 EDT 2012||alicia masia moreno||paiporta, ES|
|831||Sun Sep 16 07:50:33 EDT 2012||Jon Love||Sydney, AU||Sir,
I've photographed the living conditions of many of the same people your company employs in Dhaka, over several jobs for an NGO. I challenge you to take one visit there to experience for yourself More....
|830||Wed Sep 12 10:42:35 EDT 2012||Jayme Massion||Youth Labor Committee||Algonquin, IL , US|
|829||Tue Sep 11 20:56:03 EDT 2012||Rafsan Khan||UNC||Chapel Hill, NC , US||una vaina loca
|828||Tue Sep 11 11:24:45 EDT 2012||Anonymous||windsor, CA , US||please! these people are already working in these harsh conditions with so little pay! please give them a raise buy helping them! please|
|827||Tue Sep 11 01:21:20 EDT 2012||yaquelin cervantes||windsor high school||windsor, CA , US|
|826||Tue Sep 11 01:06:52 EDT 2012||Erika Jimenez||Windsor, CA , UM|
|825||Mon Sep 10 22:38:50 EDT 2012||Kaeden Rankin||Windsor, CA , US||6.3 cents per hour would make 63 cents a day at an average of ten hours per day, which would make $229.95, if they worked every day of the year. So excluding 50 days where they could not work due to illness More....|
|824||Mon Sep 10 22:33:22 EDT 2012||Erich Woermann||Windsor, CA , US|
|823||Mon Sep 10 14:17:50 EDT 2012||Christopher Walker||None||Pine Bluff, AR , US|
|822||Mon Sep 10 12:50:30 EDT 2012||Virginia Schein||Consultant||Rhinebeck, NY , US|
|821||Sun Sep 09 23:12:22 EDT 2012||rachel robertson||windsor, CA , US||please these people deserve this. thank you very much.|
|820||Fri Sep 07 06:07:21 EDT 2012||David Mandich||Cabo San Lucas, MX||I have a friend working as an exec. at one garment factory there owned by a HK Chinese company who agrees the workers are being terribley exploited - Is it time to boycott Walmart etc. to get the point More....|
|819||Sat Sep 01 10:28:32 EDT 2012||John Johnson||Springville, AL , US|
|818||Fri Aug 31 00:54:53 EDT 2012||Ray Trudell||USW 01430||Solvay, NY , US||Do the right thing and rise the wages of the Bangladesh worhers...|
|817||Wed Aug 29 17:29:37 EDT 2012||Matthew Coffey||White Plains, NY , US|
|816||Wed Aug 29 10:27:33 EDT 2012||Catherine Harris||Athens, GA , US|