Recently, warehouses contracted by Walmart have proven to be as aggressive at thwarting workers’ rights as the retail giant itself.
After workers at a Walmart-contracted warehouse in Chico, California were awarded $1.1 million in stolen wages, they feared retaliation for speaking out. Then, in late February, the National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint against companies involved in staffing and managing Walmart’s largest distribution center in the US. The complaint alleged that the company had threatened and punished workers for organizing, even firing those active in advocating for their rights.
This state of affairs is in violation of both Walmart’s own “Standards for Suppliers” and US labor law. Write to Walmart CEO Mike Duke and tell him that Walmart-contracted warehouses must stop standing in the way of workers exercising their Constitutional right to organize.
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