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This afternoon, Walmart workers–along with some who have recently been fired in retaliation for speaking out for better working conditions–protested outside the company’s offices in Washington, DC.

Barbara Collins, a single mother who was recently fired after six years at the company known for its annoying smiley face unsafe working conditions, sexual harassment, excessive hours, and low pay, explained why they were risking arrest: “Enough is enough. We cannot wait any longer for Walmart to do what’s right for its workers and our families and all of our communities. If we are not reinstated and real changes to improve jobs are not made by Labor Day, we will be back to protest at Walmart stores across the country. This is just the beginning.”

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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