A strike over gun sales? One Walmart worker would like to see that happen – so much so that he urged thousands to take part.
“A Walmart corporate employee is calling for workers to go on strike Tuesday to urge the company to stop selling guns after two shootings took place at its stores within a week.
On Monday, Thomas Marshall — an e-commerce specialist based in San Bruno, Calif. — sent a mass email to the thousands of people on the superstore company’s e-commerce team, Business Insider reports.
‘In light of recent events, and in response to corporate’s inaction, we are organizing a “sick out” general strike to protest Walmart’s profit from the sale of guns,’ Marshall wrote in the letter, according to Business Insider. ‘Tomorrow, Tuesday 8/6/2019, do not show up to work.’
While Walmart ‘has always placed its associates and customers first,’ it is a top seller of firearms in the US, and ‘as associates, we have the power, ability, and opportunity to change this company for the better,’ Marshall wrote.
Marshall told Business Insider on Monday that he had received ‘considerable support’ for the strike but did not specify how many people were participating.”
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