Thomas Marshall, an employee in the e-commerce division of Walmart, has called on workers to strike in an effort to force Walmart to stop selling guns, according to Business Insider. The urge to strike is the brainchild of Marshall after the El Paso, Texas shooting that killed 22 people.
“I have no number yet as how many people will either strike or walkout mid-day, but we have gotten a considerable amount of support already,” stated Marshall about the strike. In an email to his coworkers urging them to support the strike, Marshall mentioned that Walmart is a top seller of firearms in the US and that they as employees had the ability and power to change Walmart for the better.
Although Walmart did not comment on the potential strike of their employees, the corporation did say that it had no plans to change its policies around the sales of guns and ammunition in the aftermath of the shootings.