Walmart Workers Need to Be Treated Like Human Beings

By Doug Cunningham

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“People need to be treated like human beings. And they're not treating people like human beings at Walmart,” said Walmart worker Greg Huff, as he recounted his experiences working for the giant retailer during a workers roundtable Wednesday night.

Walmart workers are speaking out during the company’s shareholder’s meeting about working conditions at Walmart and what workers are going through to keep the Walton family billions of dollars rolling in.

Huff says he has an arthritic spine and Walmart refused to allow him to use a stool at work to avoid aggravating his arthritis.

Jaren Davis is a U.S. Navy veteran making $10 an hour at Walmart. He said, “I feel as if my time and effort is unappreciated for the sacrifices I have made in serving this nation. I currently make ten an hour, having started out at $8.45. And with student loans, college tuition, medical and dental insurance, I don’t make nearly enough to pay rent on my own.”

The workers are calling on Walmart to increase pay and improve working conditions while recognizing the right of Walmart workers to form unions.