What Working Women Need: Fair Wages, Consistent Scheduling, Affordable Child Care, Accommodations for Pregnant Workers

June 19, 2014

Bene't Holmes is a 25-year-old single mother who works at Walmart in Chicago and struggles to survive on low wages. In February, she suffered a miscarriage while at work, after a manager denied her request for job duties that were less physically demanding. She asked for a leave of absence after the miscarriage to recover and was denied that request as well and was subsequently discipined for time she took off. Bene’t realized she needed a voice on the job and took action with the OUR Walmart campaign. Along with her fellow Walmart associates who are speaking up for respect and rights on the job, they are winning. Read more on Bene't's story

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