Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:10 PM
Fire Walk With Me (38,893 posts)
More Big Trouble for WalMart's Exploitative Profit Model
Via Occupy Wall Street.
January 9, 2013 |
The courts have apparently figured out WalMart’s super sneaky strategy of domestic outsourcing (contracting out parts its U.S.-based supply chain to other companies to skirt responsibility for labor infractions), which could produce a host of legal troubles for the nation’s largest company.
A federal judge has ruled that WalMart can be included in the impending warehouse workers’ class-action lawsuit about a plethora of alleged labor abuses, which occurred in a WalMart warehouse in Southern California.
The workers have long voiced concerns and outrage over alleged violation of labor laws in these warehouses, which run the gamut from unsafe conditions, dangerous equipment and below-minimum-wage pay. In the fall, these warehouse workers—along with those outside Joliet, Illinois, orchestrated a series of strikes, which kicked off the wave of national and international protests and employee walkouts.
The warehouse workers in Southern California brought a class-action lawsuit against Schneider Logistics, the contract company that runs the warehouse where 1,800 people work. The warehouse packs and ships goods to WalMart retail stores across the United States, but because the warehouse is not run directly by the retail giant, it was unclear whether the company could be named directly in the suit.
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More Big Trouble for WalMart's Exploitative Profit Model (Original post)
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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #2)
Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:24 PM
rhett o rick (55,981 posts)
3. It's way too much to ask. Those that shop at Walmart dont have the privilege of having
enough resources to be picky about where they buy. It's up to the government to protect them.
Response to rhett o rick (Reply #3)
Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:14 AM
JustAnotherGen (22,036 posts)
6. The cell phone shopper
Does have an option. Prepaid phones can be bought at a lot of places besides Wally world.
Those who CAN afford to shop must change their behavior. Not everyone is subsisting just yet. I stand by my statement. And I've finally influenced my brother to never shop there again.
Wegmans is literally less than 1/4 mile from Walmart. Spend ten cents more on the hometown team that is noted for treating its people well. Can everyone do this?
Nope. But if you can - change your behavior.
Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)
Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:03 AM
colsohlibgal (2,432 posts)
5. Scum Of The Earth
Or just one of them. Those cheap sweaters and other things come at a price - the sweatshop pay and conditions overseas are sickening. I avoid that store like the plague.