Sunday, January 24, 2016

Wal-Mart Loses To Labor Rights. Again.

Wal-Mart was once again found guilty of violating workers' rights when they disciplined workers who were exercising their rights by going on strike:
A National Labor Relations Board judge has ruled that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. unlawfully disciplined workers who staged protests in May and June of 2013 and ordered the retailer to reinstate 16 former employees, as well as give them back pay.

Judge Geoffrey Carter ruled that the employee actions were protected under the National Labor Relations Act and that Wal-Mart violated labor laws by "disciplining or discharging several associates because they were absent from work while on strike."

The judge also ordered Wal-Mart to hold a meeting in 29 stores throughout the country to inform employees of their right to strike, and to promise not to threaten or discipline employees for doing so.

The complaint was filed on behalf of the labor-backed group "Our Walmart," which called it a huge victory.
Even though they keep losing these fights, Wal-Mart keeps doing it because they are counting on the workers that don't know their rights or, because of their craptastically low wages, can't afford to fight for their rights.

Is it any wonder why they are one of the biggest funders in the war on unions?

1 comment:

  1. Don't forget, one of Scott Walker's "big and bold" ideas right before withdrawing from the GOP presidential race was to kill off the NLRB. The same NLRB that exists for situations like that above.