April 7, 2016
By Neal Tepel, LaborPress Editorial
New York, NY – For years, Walmart has tried to get away with underpaying and mistreating workers.In a class action lawsuit in Pennsylvania, Walmart was accused of cheating its workers by forcing them to work through lunch and other breaks without pay. In this dispute, the Supreme Court has sided with the workers and refused Walmart’s appeal of the $187.6 million verdict.
In a National Labor Relations Board complaint, Walmart was accused of unlawfully retaliating against workers who participated in strikes. A labor board administrative law judge sided with the workers, and said Walmart must offer workers their jobs back and pay them back-pay.
These cases clearly demonstrate that when workers stand together, they have a powerful voice – Stronger Together. As a result of labor organizations joining forces to battle evil, the tide is turning against Walmart. Even the largest retailer in the world must be held accountable for a pattern of worker abuse.