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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:08 PM
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Wal-mart faces at least $62 million in damages! Unfair labor practices!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061012/ap_on_bi_ge/wal_mar...

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PHILADELPHIA - A state jury found Thursday that Wal-Mart broke Pennsylvania labor laws by forcing employees to work through rest breaks and off the clock, a decision plaintiffs' lawyers said would result in at least $62 million in damages.

Jurors will return Friday to determine damages in the class-action lawsuit, which covers up to 187,000 hourly current and former workers.

"I think it reinforces that this company's sweatshop mindset is a serious problem, both legally and morally," said Chris Kofinis, a spokesman for WakeUpWalMart.com, a union-funded effort to improve working conditions at the stores.

The Bentonville, Ark.-based retail giant is facing a slew of similar suits around the country.
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Go Pennsylvania! :woohoo:



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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:14 PM
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1. I'm glad they are being forced to pay the price
for unfair labor practices.
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:17 PM
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2. Me too.
What's funny to me is that I work in a lowly human services agency, and I've known for twenty years that it is illegal to work employees off the clock. Walmart knew too, but they are so arrogant that they did it anyway.

Walmart deserves to be bankrupted for the crap they pull on their employees.
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:27 PM
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4. Boo-Hoo!!!
:evilgrin:
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:19 PM
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3. Awww, poor WalMart
not - I will never go to one of those RW stores for the rest of my life.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:07 PM
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5. tear down the wal-mart
Only $62 million, why dont we add a zero on that $620 million!!!!!
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:13 PM
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6. kick for the workers
brothers and sisters, unite!
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