-Melinda Harrison, eligibility supervisor for Dept. of Public Social Services, member of SEIU 721
“I live in Compton. Walmart employees go through my social services agency. They are eligible for Medi-Cal, food stamps and cash benefits. I have served Walmart workers. I think it is ironic, one of the wealthiest companies, does not pay their workers a living wage. When you work at Walmart, you are still eligible for welfare.
Walmart is not what it seems to be. It’s not the family-oriented company it advertises itself to be. When Walmart comes to town, small business and family-owned businesses close-up. In the long run it takes away more than it gives, especially to the people we serve at the Dept. of Public Social Services.
I plan to bring my family and I am going to encourage my co-workers to come down and protest against Walmart on June 30. SEIU 721 will be there and we hope the rest of L.A. Labor is with us.”
–Melinda Harrison, eligibility supervisor for the Dept. of Public Social Services and member of SEIU 721