Posts Tagged ‘Walmart’

Aug
2016
12

REPORT: $6.2B in Annual Government Aid Required to Support Poorly Paid Walmart Workers

REPORT: $6.2B in Annual Government Aid Required to Support Poorly Paid Walmart Workers
  Walmart does not pay its workers very well, but that’s not a reason to write a blog post at this point, is it? What about if they paid so poorly that it cost the United States twelve times what we spend on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration? Well, they do. According to a [&hellip…;
Apr
2016
8

$187M Walmart Class Action Upheld; Precedent Strong for Paid Rest Breaks When Mandatory

$187M Walmart Class Action Upheld; Precedent Strong for Paid Rest Breaks When Mandatory
  The United States Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v Michelle Braun, a class action lawsuit which the retail giant was ordered to pay $187.6 million in backpay for rest breaks and off-the-clock work that the company’s policy mandated.  The court decision is a victory for workers, but [&hellip…;
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Jun
2015
23

Not a Typo: Wal-Mart Misclassification Suit Could Result in More Than $100,000,000 Settlement

Not a Typo: Wal-Mart Misclassification Suit Could Result in More Than $100,000,000 Settlement
  A recent ruling that Wal-Mart violated state minimum wage laws by not correctly paying its truckers could force the company to face penalties exceeding $100,000,000.  The class of drivers argued that they were not compensated for mandatory activities and tasks such as inspecting and washing their trucks.   U.S. District Judge Susan…
Jan
2015
9

NLRB Decisions Admonish Walmart, McDonald’s for Retaliatory Behavior, Union Obstruction

NLRB Decisions Admonish Walmart, McDonald's for Retaliatory Behavior, Union Obstruction
  At the end of 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled against two major American companies in retaliation cases. This signaled a strong finish to a worker-supportive year for the board, something which the incoming Republican majority says it will try to prevent henceforth through the National Labor Relations Board Refort…
Nov
2014
25

Bold Turkey: Pair of OH Dems Introduce Bill to Triple Thanksgiving Wages, Let Workers Opt Out

Bold Turkey: Pair of OH Dems Introduce Bill to Triple Thanksgiving Wages, Let Workers Opt Out
  Two Ohio lawmakers are proposing a bill that would have retail employees earn three times their normal rate of pay if they choose to work on Thanksgiving. House Bill 360 would allow workers to refuse to work on Thanksgiving without fear of adverse affects on their wages, hours, or employment status.  Under the proposal, [&hellip…;
Jul
2014
14

Out of Hospital Following Tragic Highway Wreck, Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart Over Overworked Trucker

Out of Hospital Following Tragic Highway Wreck, Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart Over Overworked Trucker
  A month after his limousine was hit by a tractor trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike, actor Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility and has announced a lawsuit against Walmart.   According to the lawsuit, the driver involved in the incident — which killed one and injured three — had traveled [&hellip…;
Mar
2014
19

Shameful Anti-Union Walmart Indoctrination Video Makes the Rounds Online

A Walmart orientation video making the rounds on Reddit shows that from the time an associate is hired they are indoctrinated with the company’s anti-union policies.  As the narrator states in the video, “Every job has its ups and downs and a union can’t change that fact.”   As you can see, Walmart associates are [&hellip…;
Feb
2014
14

Alleged Blue Collar Spokesman Mike Rowe Defends Walmart

Alleged Blue Collar Spokesman Mike Rowe Defends Walmart
  Mike Rowe, host of TV’s “Dirty Jobs,” has provided his voice to a Walmart ad campaign that promises the company will buy more American goods and help “restore manufacturing in the U.S.”  The campaign, which debuted during the Olympic opening ceremonies, sparked debate on social media: is it pure gimmick which ignores the shopping…
Dec
2013
16

Walmart Contractor Pays $4.7M Overtime Wage Settlement, Avoids Admitting Wrongdoing

Walmart Contractor Pays $4.7M Overtime Wage Settlement, Avoids Admitting Wrongdoing
  Schneider Logistics, a contractor which runs a Walmart distribution center in Mira Loma, California, agreed to pay $4.7 million to as many as 568 workers as part of a settlement stemming from a case in the federal court system.  A judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement last week.   Schneider Logistics was accused [&hellip…;
Nov
2013
19

NLRB: Walmart Illegally Intimidating, Retaliating Against Employees

NLRB: Walmart Illegally Intimidating, Retaliating Against Employees
  Monday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found that Walmart illegally retaliated against workers who have participated in strikes and protests. The board also found that Walmart spokesperson David Tovar unlawfully threatened employees on national TV.  Days before the Black Friday protests, Tovar told CBS News: “If associates are…
Oct
2013
28

Corporate AmErrorCa: Walmart Employee Fired for Defending Abused Woman in Parking Lot

  At a Wal-Mart store in the small Michigan town of Hartland, 30-year-old employee Kristopher Oswald was sitting in his car during a break on the overnight shift when he saw a man strike a woman in the parking lot.  Oswald got out of his car and asked the woman if she was OK at [&hellip…;
Jul
2013
19

Bad to Worse: Study Suggests Already Awful Garment Worker Wages are Declining Still

Bad to Worse: Study Suggests Already Awful Garment Worker Wages are Declining Still
  A new report shows that in the decade between 2001 and 2011 the wages of garment workers in apparel exporting countries declined. In the rare instances where wages rose, a living wage was still not met.   The study, “Global Wage Trends for Apparel Workers, 2001-2011,” was researched by the Workers Rights Consortium and [&hellip…;