Black Friday Social Media Kit

Social Media Kit: Black Friday

Phase 1 

Included: tweets, hashtags, and graphics, along with recommendations on Twitter handles (organizations) you should follow for Black Friday.

Tweets:

  • On Black Friday – and all year long – stand with #WalmartStrikers
  • We support #WalmartStrikers as they fight for better pay and safer work environments.
  • Find out why @jwjnational and #WalmartStrikers are taking action this Black Friday: http://bit.ly/1d5Uu40
  • Thousands of people are mobilizing against @Walmart’s low wages, discriminatory practices & unsafe work environments. #WalmartStrikers
  • Want the facts about @Walmart? @ChangeWalmart has all the info you need: http://bit.ly/tFN1eg #WalmartStrikers
  • Does @Walmart support #LGBT families? Find out at @ChangeWalmart: http://bit.ly/17CqjD7 (Short answer: no) #WalmartStrikers
  • Does @Walmart support women? Find out at @ChangeWalmart: http://bit.ly/1anIlah (Short answer: no) #WalmartStrikers
  • Does @Walmart provide good healthcare benefits? Find out at @ChangeWalmart: http://bit.ly/yTOmbZ (Short answer: no) #WalmartStrikers
  • Does @Walmart support communities of color? Find out at @ChangeWalmart: http://bit.ly/1djAZ8A (Short answer: no) #WalmartStrikers
  • .@ForRespect calling for $25,000/yr for full time work at @Walmart. Support #WalmartStrikers
  • .@Walmart makes $17 billion – yes, billion – in profits a year. CEO makes more in 1 day than many workers in 1 year. #walmartstrikers
  • One half to 2/3rds of @Walmart workers make less than $25,000/yr #PovertyWages #WalmartStrikers
  • If @Walmart & other large retailers paid FT workers $25,000/yr: 1.5 million families lifted out of poverty. #WalmartStrikers
  • If @Walmart & other large retailers paid FT workers $25,000/yr: retail sales would go up! #WalmartStrikers
  • .@Walmart is retaliating against #WalmartStrikers. What is the corporation so afraid of?
  • .@Walmart Is Trying to Block Workers’ Disability Benefits: http://bit.ly/1aXeQwT Article via @MotherJones Stand with #WalmartStrikers!
  • Democrats blast @Walmart “#WelfareKings” http://bit.ly/18cgUMr It is time for us all to stand with #WalmartStrikers
  • #WalmartStrikers are putting their livelihoods on the line for better pay and for a fair economy for all workers.
  • Walton family, majority shareholders of @Walmart, are worth $144.7BILLION. 2/3 of workers earn poverty wages. #WalmartStrikers
  • Walton family, majority shareholders of @Walmart, are worth $144.7BILLION — more than 42% of Americans combined! #WalmartStrikers
  • .@Walmart management has illegally fired workers for striking. We stand with #WalmartStrikers to protect worker’s rights.
  • Other companies are following @Walmart’s lead: creating low paid, part time temp jobs. #WalmartStrikers
  • Due to low wages, many @Walmart workers must turn to food stamps to survive. #WalmartStrikers

NOTE
Follow for retweets or new material:
@JWJNational (Jobs with Justice)
@ForRespect (OUR Walmart)
@ChangeWalmart (Making Change at Walmart)
@NationalNOW

You can also write your own tweets and mention @Walmart and use #WalmartStrikers!

Don’t forget: with tweets that start with an @ symbol, put a period before the symbol. This ensures that your tweets will be seen be a wider audience.
Example: .@Walmart makes $17 billion – yes, billion – in profits a year. CEO makes more in 1 day than many workers in 1 year. #walmartstrikers

Graphics:

How to use: Right click, with your mouse, on the image and “save as picture”. You will need a copy of this image saved on your computer to upload to Facebook and Twitter.

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 Caption for Facebook: This Black Friday – and every day — we stand with Walmart strikers. Will you?

Tweet: This Black Friday – and every day — we stand with #WalmartStrikers. Will you?

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 Caption for Facebook: Two-thirds of Walmart workers make less than $25,000 per year. That’s the real Walmart.

Tweet: If @Wamart & other FT retail workers made $25,000/yr…#WalmartStrikers

Phase 2

Included: tweets, hashtags, and graphics, along with recommendations on Twitter handles (organizations) you should follow for Black Friday.

Tweets

  • Costco, other retailers won’t force their employees to work on Thanksgiving. Will @Walmart follow their example? #walmartstrikers http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/13/costco-thanksgiving_n_4262774.html?utm_hp_ref=tw
  • Activists successfully force Target to give up discriminatory hiring practices against former criminals http://www.salon.com/2013/11/18/david_beats_goliath_how_the_little_guy_beat_the_mega_corporation/
  • Even two minimum-wage jobs are still not enough to ensure a family’s economic security http://www.basiceconomicsecurity.org
  • #walmartstrikers
  • .@Walmart among HuffingtonPost’s 10 Companies Paying Americans the Least http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/16/companies-pay-americans_n_4288090.html?ref=topbar
  • Unhappy, underpaid @Walmart truckers plan to begin surprise strike http://www.salon.com/2013/11/18/breaking_truckers_who_haul_for_wal_mart_and_forever_21_plan_surprise_strikes_today/
  • National Labor Relations Board issues complaint against @Walmart over illegal “threats” against unionization http://www.salon.com/2013/11/18/breaking_wal_mart_faces_warehouse_horror_allegations_and_federal_labor_board_complaint/ #walmartstrikers
  • Unsafe working conditions prompt CA Department of Occupational Safety and Health files complaint against @Walmart http://www.salon.com/2013/11/18/breaking_wal_mart_faces_warehouse_horror_allegations_and_federal_labor_board_complaint/ #walmartstrikers
  • Hey @Walmart, maybe your employees wouldn’t need donations if you paid them a living wage https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152039864136153&set=a.159645436152.145735.101165966152&type=1&theater
  • One weird trick for @Walmart to raise wages – and it wouldn’t cost consumers anything http://www.demos.org/sites/default/files/publications/A%20Higher%20Wage%20Is%20Possible.pdf
  • .@Walmart refuses to commit to worker safety in Bangladesh http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/business/international/europeans-fault-american-safety-effort-in-bangladesh.html?_r=0
  • Patricia’s Story – she earns $13.10/hour after working at @Walmart for 11 years via @Demos http://www.demos.org/patricias-story
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  • Patricia’s Story – 11 years of employment at @Walmart, still struggling to make ends meet http://www.demos.org/patricias-story
  • Higher worker pay means more buying power. That’s good for workers AND businesses. #walmartstrikers
  • It’s time for @Walmart to respect workers across the country. Support #walmartstrikers.
  • Find out why @jwjnational and #WalmartStrikers are taking action this Black Friday: http://bit.ly/1d5Uu40
  • Does @Walmart support #LGBT families? Find out at @ChangeWalmart: http://bit.ly/17CqjD7 (Short answer: no) #WalmartStrikers
  • Does @Walmart support women? Find out at @ChangeWalmart: http://bit.ly/1anIlah (Short answer: no) #WalmartStrikers
  • Does @Walmart provide good healthcare benefits? Find out at @ChangeWalmart: http://bit.ly/yTOmbZ (Short answer: no) #WalmartStrikers
  • Does @Walmart support communities of color? Find out at @ChangeWalmart: http://bit.ly/1djAZ8A (Short answer: no) #WalmartStrikers
  • Democrats blast @Walmart “#WelfareKings” http://bit.ly/18cgUMr It is time for us all to stand with #WalmartStrikers
  • If @Walmart & other large retailers paid FT workers $25,000/yr: retail sales would go up! #WalmartStrikers
  • Walton family, majority shareholders of @Walmart, are worth $144.7BILLION — more than 42% of Americans combined! #WalmartStrikers
  • Due to low wages, many @Walmart workers must turn to food stamps to survive. #WalmartStrikers

Graphics

How to use: Right click, with your mouse, on the image and “save as picture”. You will need a copy of this image saved on your computer to upload to Facebook and Twitter.
Facebook caption: Walmart says it’s all about: Save money. Live better.
But at what cost?
Read more about it here: http://j.mp/IeCNVN

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Tweet: .@Walmart says it’s all about: Save money. Live better. But at what cost? Read more @ThinkProgress: http://j.mp/IeCNVN #WalmartStrikers

 Facebook caption: Walmart workers are forced to rely on public support – to the tune of $900,000 at just one of the company’s 4,000 stores. But the Walton family — majority shareholders of Walmart — are worth more than $144.78 billion. Makes you wonder: who are the real welfare kings?

Tweet: Walton family wealth ($144.78B) & @Walmart profits ($17B/yr) comes at cost of taxpayers. Who are real #WelfareKings? #WalmartStrikers

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