It has been a busy time for retail workers and their allies around the world. California warehouse workers wrapped up their two week, 50 mile pilgrimage for safe work, having built mass support for their cause. In Illinois, workers at a Walmart supplier warehouse are on strike for better working conditions, and 17 supporters were arrested during a large day of action. In the US, France, and around the world, workers in Apple stores are campaigning for change. Vous pouvez lire cet article sur les problèmes et efforts en France. In India, a national strike was held against proposed changes to the retail sector, which saw shopkeepers, workers, and unionists uniting.
In assessing this growing retail activism, the diversity of participants is noteworthy. So too is the fact that a wide range of strategies are being used, and that the efforts are both about resisting poor conditions, and proactively proposing new ways to view retail work and workers.