Gov't complaint charges Wal-Mart with violating rights of protesting workers

  • Article by: SAM HANANEL , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 15, 2014 - 5:20 PM

WASHINGTON — Federal officials filed a formal complaint Wednesday charging that Wal-Mart violated the rights of workers who took part in protests and strikes against the company.

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TaxFreeTennJan. 15, 14 3:04 PM

This, of course, would be the same National Labor Relations Board illegally appointed by Obama. That being "recess appointments" when the Senate was NOT in recess. This is nothing but a political attack on Walmart and will never hold up in any court.

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blorangeJan. 15, 14 3:32 PM

Are you saying that Walmart should be able freely fire anyone who mentions the word union? All the law is asking is that they make up a believable excuse when they do.

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blueyeballJan. 15, 14 3:49 PM

The way obama has destroyed jobs and the economy thank goodness for walmart for keeping prices low and being a friend of the American consumer. If you are employed by them and feel unfairly treated, go work somplace else. I personally know several long time employees who are very satisfied with their jobs. This administration has been on this witch hunt for years.

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gandalf48Jan. 15, 14 3:52 PM

blorange - [Are you saying that Walmart should be able freely fire anyone who mentions the word union? All the law is asking is that they make up a believable excuse when they do.] *** You cannot just leave work when you are scheduled to work already in order to protest, and then expect zero repercussions.

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masterson1Jan. 15, 14 4:48 PM

Democrats and unions want to take Walmart's success away, then where will poor people buy cheaper goods that raise their standard of living?

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panktainterJan. 15, 14 5:35 PM

When you get hired to work at the company, you know what to expect. Don't like it? Go find another job.

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pragmatictafJan. 15, 14 6:57 PM

Walmart is a festering boil on the nations economy, and the one single driver of low wages in this country. Shopping there is unconscionable to most people. The had food drives at some of their locations over the holidays and actually bragged about it as an example of how well they treat their employees. They are the worst.

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pragmatictafJan. 15, 14 7:04 PM

Henry Ford was responsible for one of the biggest boost in the economy of this country and the expansion of the middle class when he raised wages for his employees so they could afford his products. Walmart exploits third world slave labor so their employees can afford it on their slave labor wages. Disgraceful.

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theruntJan. 15, 14 9:24 PM

Wal-Mart has the power, the muscle and money to knock small businesses out of business, so that's what they do. The heirs to the fortune sit on $140 billion; many of their employees need taxpayer assistance. For every employee brave enough to protest, there were probably hundreds too frightened to do so, but thankful.

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luzhishenJan. 15, 1410:50 PM

I just love the main street business types who somehow think that standing up for Wal-Mart saves them. Hint: we are all Wal-Mart's Third World.

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