What: OUR Walmart Training
When: Friday, October 25th, 10am-2pm (will probably end early)
Where: Machmer W-32, UMass Amherst
*Lunch will be provided
OUR Walmart is a national organization of Walmart store associates fighting for better wages and working conditions, and is active at the Hadley and Chicopee stores here in the Valley. Over the past year they have staged the very first strikes in Walmart’s history and are currently getting ready for a national walkout on Black Friday.
The training will provide some background on the campaign and its unconventional organizing model. Also, it will prepare participants to get involved in the campaign and engage Walmart workers, which will be especially helpful in the run-up to Black Friday. The training will be presented jointly by OUR Walmart, UFCW, and Western Mass Jobs with Justice.