OUR Walmart Member and UFCW Attend CBTU Convention to Discuss Issues that Affect African American Working Families

Last week, OUR Walmart member Brandon Garrett traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to attend The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) 43rd International Convention. Attendees came to gain information, education, and tools for creating change within local communities. Brandon, who was an associate at Walmart until he was fired, joined many other allies from progressive organizations to take part in discussions and workshops on issues that impact African American workers including wages, on-the-job health and safety, mass incarceration, public education, voter suppression, the Affordable Care Act, and wage inequality. Brandon was also a panelist in a Town Hall entitled “Overworked and Underpaid: The plight of low-wage workers” which focused on the uprise of workers that are trapped in low-wage jobs.