Petition to Brian Cornell, Walmart CEO, Doug McMillon, Toys R Us CEO, Dave Brandon, Target CEO, Brian Cornell
Tell Walmart, Target and Toys R Us to Give Their Employees Thanksgiving Day Off
Thanksgiving is one of America’s most cherished family holidays -- a day to spend with friends and loved ones. But, in pursuit of the almighty dollar, some retailers open their stores on Thanksgiving Day, forcing many of their employees to work. We know that companies can support their bottom line without sacrificing their employees’ well being. Many chain stores do well and are NOT open on Thanksgiving. As a patriotic American, I am against “Black Friday Creep,” and believe retail workers at big box stores deserve a day to spend with family. Please urge Walmart, Target and Toys R Us to put people over profits and refuse to open their doors on Thanksgiving Day and instead let employees have some time away from the frantic shopping season to spend with their children, partners and loved ones. We believe happy employees will be more loyal, content and more productive in the long run. Now that’s smart business. As someone who cares about family and community, I urge you to give your employees the day off on Thanksgiving. Black Friday should start on Friday.
Petition to Rue 21
Stop keeping retail workers from their families on Thanksgiving
Instead of spending time with their families on Thanksgiving, a national holiday that is supposed to be about gratitude, retail employees must sacrifice most of their day serving the consumer to satisfy corporate greed and further add to the materialistic nature that this once sacred holiday has adopted. Although some stores do not open until evening hours, certain stores like Rue 21 will be open all day including extended hours, and most of the employees will not receive any sort of holiday pay whatsoever. Please sign this petition to keep Black Friday on FRIDAY instead of interrupting family time so the companies can even make more money!
Petition to Walmart, Doug McMillon, Brett M Biggs, Greg Foran, Mark Lore
Please Let Walmart employees have Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve Off
Thanksgiving and Christmas are some of America’s most cherished family holidays -- a day to spend with friends, family, and loved ones. But, in pursuit of the almighty dollar, some retailers open their stores on Thanksgiving and Christmas, forcing many of their employees to work. We know that companies can support their bottom line without sacrificing their employees’ well being. Many chain stores do well and are NOT open on Thanksgiving and Christmas. For Example Sam's Club owned and operated by Walmart is closed on Black Friday this year 2017. as a Loyal Walmart associate of almost 3 years I believe retail workers at big box stores deserve a day to spend with family. Please urge Walmart, to put people over profits and refuse to open their doors on Thanksgiving the 24th of November and Christmas, December 24 and 25. and instead let employees have some time away from the frantic shopping season to spend with their children, partners and loved ones. I personally believe that employees who who are less stressed at work due to the holidays in turn have better customer service and then that should make happier customers and repeat customers. Sam Walton Said "The Customer Comes First' As someone who cares about family and community, I urge you to give your employees the day off on Thanksgiving and Christmas Walmart made in fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 billion Walmart made in fiscal year 2017 revenue of $485.9 billion, Walmart made in fiscal year 2018 revenue of 500.3 Billion Sam Walton would have said "There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else" Thank you, Adam Farris Closed for the Holidays www.adamfarris.net
Petition to Macy's, SONY, Ghost Corps
Ecto-1 to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Each and every Thanksgiving Day, Macy’s puts on a fabulous parade in New York City. They bring balloons of classic characters, past and present pop culture figures in addition to famous celebrities. This parade is a tradition and brings joy to all and makes Thanksgiving Day a wonderful celebration. To commemorate the upcoming 35th anniversary of the hit comedy film Ghostbusters 2 years from now, I’m suggesting that balloons of the classic characters from the movie be included. To see the popular Ecto-1 Ghostbuster vehicle in addition to Slimer or other movie figures would be a blast. Ever since I've watched the parade in the past, I keep on imagining Ecto-1 riding on the streets of Manhattan like in the movies and cartoons where it took place. Whether the original from '84 or the other from the reboot last year, it's up to you. Now, I really want it to happen on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade whether this year or next, it really has to work for Ghostbuster fans like me. After all, Ghostbusters is one of the all-time great comedies in movie history and has provided so much joy and laughter to so many people. It also would be a great tribute to one of its stars and writer, Harold Ramis who passed away 3 years ago. #Ecto1toMacys So please, let’s make this happen for next year's parade. SIGN THE PETITION!
Petition to Unicode Consortium
Make the Thanksgiving Turkey Emoji
A Thanksgiving turkey emoji has been proposed to Unicode, the non-profit organization that oversees the coding standards for texting and emoji. We at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line — the people who talk (and text) about turkey more than anyone — echo the feelings of Thanksgiving-loving folks everywhere when we say, “It’s about time.” Every other major holiday has at least one emoji. There’s fireworks, champagne, and noise-makers for New Year’s Eve; cupid hearts for Valentine’s Day; ghosts and jack-o-lanterns for Halloween; and so much more. But Thanksgiving, the most-celebrated holiday in the country, doesn’t have an emoji that truly captures the occasion. “But there’s already a turkey emoji,” you might say. And yes, there is. But it’s not a delicious Thanksgiving turkey. So—just like Christmas got a Christmas tree, even though there was already a perfectly good pine tree—Thanksgiving deserves its own emoji too. Because Thanksgiving is one holiday that’s really for everyone. And if any Thanksgiving symbol is going to become an emoji, it has to be that iconic symbol of the holiday—a perfectly roasted turkey. So please, let Unicode hear you, and sign the petition.