Shame Walmart for Forcing Employees to Work on Thanksgiving

Target: Carl Douglas McMillon, Chief Executive Officer of Walmart

Goal: Demand that Walmart give its employees Thanksgiving Day off, rather than forcing them to work horrible hours on this holiday.

Walmart has had a long-standing battle with its employees over employee satisfaction and treatment. Employees of the multimillion-dollar company have previously protested their unfair treatment and low salary. Now, to add on to that list, Walmart blatantly disrespects its employees’ time with family on Thanksgiving. The company’s greed for cashing a profit off of Black Friday shoppers has overtaken its desire to care for workers. A majority of Walmart stores will open on Thanksgiving this year.

The doors of most Walmart stores will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. While most people will be sitting down to have dinner with their families, these workers will be putting on their uniform and headed to work for only a small salary. They are losing precious time with their loved ones to work for this greedy company. While the CEOs of the company are sitting back in their mansions profiting off of the holiday sales, these poor employees are struggling to get by.

Sign this petition to demand that Walmart give its employees fair treatment by allowing them to have Thanksgiving off of work.


Dear Mr. McMillon,

I am writing to you today out of concern for the way your company, Walmart, treats its employees. This Thanksgiving, while you are sitting down to enjoy a nice meal with your family on the holiday, millions of Walmart workers will be headed out for a stressful night of work. A majority of Walmart stores across the nation will be opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, forcing your workers to choose between a paycheck or time with their families. Some of these people may not have the luxury of turning down hours and need this money to care for their family.

I urge you to rethink how you schedule your employees. They are missing incredibly valuable time with their family so that your company can cash in on the profit of Black Friday. It is unfair to them and creates a hostile and stressful work environment. This is no way to treat the people who give their time to your company. Please reevaluate your Thanksgiving hours and give these people back this precious holiday with their family.


[Your Name Here]

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