Protesters picket Walmart meeting

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BENTONVILLE, Arkansas (KNWA) – Amy Stinnett works at Walmart store 2418 in Plasterville, California.

She and over 200 other people journeyed to northwest Arkansas Monday to protest at Walmart’s home office in Bentonville.

They’re part of The “Organization United For Respect” (OUR) at Walmart.

“I have a voice and I want to be heard. We’re silenced and that ain’t right,” said Stinnett. “I am here today to be with my fellow coworkers and hopefully try to get a statement across because if one of us can’t do it, then hopefully maybe we can do it.”

“OUR” is wanting a more reliable work schedule and better pay.

A leader with OUR said that 100 of the protesters actually work at Walmart’s nationwide.

Walmart spokesperson Kory Lundberg said that’s not the case.

“What you see out there is a small and insignificant number of associates, the majority of them out there are union activists,” said Lundberg. “We are very proud of the jobs we offer for our associates we’re very proud of the opportunity that Walmart offers.”

Amy Stinnett says that’s not enough, she wants someone to listen to her concerns.

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