Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

11/19/2013 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Action comes on eve of 'Black Friday,' day after Thanksgiving shopping rush

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer's recipe for success is generally low wage for employees. Now, the National Labor relations Board says that they have found merit in some disgruntled Wal-Mart employees' against the company. This comes as at an inopportune time, on the eve of "Black Friday," the Friday after Thanksgiving that is known for sales in electronics.

Employees faced pressure, discipline or termination 'in anticipation of or in response to employees' other protected concerted activities,' in the states of California, Florida, Missouri and Texas.

Employees faced pressure, discipline or termination "in anticipation of or in response to employees' other protected concerted activities," in the states of California, Florida, Missouri and Texas.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

11/19/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Business & Economics

Keywords: Wal-mart, employee relations, labor board, complaints, Black Friday


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Board spokesman Gregory King says the organization is charged with protecting employee rights. King says the board "found merit in some of the charges that have been brought to us but not in others."

Wal-Mart unlawfully threatened employees with retaliation, such as termination and surveillance for participating in demonstrations at stores in the states of California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Washington.

AFTER THE UNSPEAKABLE, WE SPEAK HOPE. Support Catholic Online's response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. DONATE NOW ...

Employees faced pressure, discipline or termination "in anticipation of or in response to employees' other protected concerted activities," in the states of California, Florida, Missouri and Texas.

Wal-Mart stores in Illinois and Texas didn't interfere with employees' right to strike by ordering them off Wal-Mart property. The board said that California and Washington stores "did not unlawfully change work schedules, disparately apply their policies or otherwise coerce employees in retaliation for their exercise of statutory rights."

Wal-Mart faces legal action if it cannot settle with employees in cases in which the board's investigation sided with the employees, King said The board "has authorized complaints that will be issued if a settlement (between Wal-Mart and employees) can't be reached within the next week or so.

"My understanding is that Wal-Mart's counsel has been informed of the (NLRB's) decision. They asked for an opportunity to speak to their client," King adds. "We are anticipating that certainly within a week or two, there will be settlement discussions or we will file a complaint." 

These allegations are being taken very, very seriously - If Wal-Mart does not settle in the next two weeks, it faces not only legal action but also financial ramifications related to wrongful terminations.

Wal-Mart is ready to face these charges. "We're going to defend our company. We believe our actions did not violate the law," Wal-Mart spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan says. "This is just a procedural step, and we will continue to pursue our options to defend the company because we believe our actions were legal and justified.

"The fact is we provide good jobs and unparalleled opportunities for our associates," she said, using the company's term for Wal-Mart staff.

A birth foretold: click here to learn more!

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for May 2015
Universal:
That, rejecting the culture of indifference, we may care for our neighbours who suffer, especially the sick and the poor.
Evangelization: That Mary's intercession may help Christians in secularized cultures be ready to proclaim Jesus.


Rosaries, Crosses, Prayer Cards and more... by Catholic Shopping .com


Comments


More Business & Economics

14 years after 9/11, One World Trade Center lacks the bustle of the old Twin Towers Watch

Image of The new One World Trade Center lacks the bustle of the old, with a third of its office space remaining empty.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Following the aftermath of the September 2001 attacks in New York, Larry Silverstein, the property developer who had bought the lease to the World Trade Center for more than $3 billion, vowed he would rebuild. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Almost a decade ... continue reading


Aging global population threatens to send world debt OUT OF CONTROL, Goldman Sachs warns Watch

Image of Part and parcel of Japan's economic crisis is the rise of male

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The global economy is going to need a new business model - and fast. According to international financial adviser Goldman Sachs, the world's growing aging population - coupled with the reduction of young workers, the world is drowning in debt that it will be ... continue reading


Los Angeles boosts minimum wage to $15.34 an hour, largest U.S. city to do so Watch

Image of Significantly, the bill in its current form includes tipped workers. This means that tips would not count towards the proposed minimum-wage base pay of $15.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The minimum wage for the city of Los Angeles will be $15.34 by the year 2020 - until then, wages will increase incrementally each year. The vote is being hailed as "the most significant victory so far" in the push to increase the minimum wage nationally. LOS ... continue reading


Another attack on 'In God We Trust': Atheists take a stab at U.S. currency motto Watch

Image of The United States currency's motto is 'In God We Trust.'

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

After a series of unsuccessful legal battles against the religious quote on U.S. currency, a popular atheist activist claims to have found a new and more effective way attack the country's beloved "In God We Trust." MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - Michael ... continue reading


Verizon to buy AOL in $4.4 billion deal Watch

Image of Verizon says the deal will shore up its wireless and over-the-top or OTT video strategies.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In a deal valued at approximately $4.4 billion, telecoms giant Verizon will acquire digital conglomerate American Online, or AOL. Verizon announced this week it would acquire digital conglomerate AOL, intended to bolster the telecommunications giant's efforts ... continue reading


Five American tech companies have $430 BILLION in which to play Watch

Image of While other companies cry

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

While other companies cry "poor mouth" or say they have little at their disposal, at least five American tech companies are sitting on an overwhelming $430 BILLION in cash. There should be no surprise that Apple leads the list by a wide margin. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


New York Times reports substantial loss in spite of digital growth Watch

Image of There has been a move to make the newspaper more attractive to readers. The newspaper's cooking product, a hub for recipes and food-related content, has been free since its introduction.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In just one of growing death knells of the daily print newspaper, the iconic New York Times reported a hefty $15 million loss for the first quarter of 2015. Digital subscriptions continue to show solid growth. Digital advertising grew at a double-digit pace. ... continue reading


Shakeup at Walt Disney Parks -- information technology employees replaced by non-immigrant workers Watch

Image of Both Disneyland and Walt Disney World certainly were not the happiest places on Earth for many employees at the beginning of this year.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Both Disneyland and Walt Disney World certainly were not the happiest places on Earth for many employees at the beginning of this year. Multiple layoffs went around to many several information technology employees and were told their final day would be January ... continue reading


Apple can't seem to spend money fast enough as profits soar and cash reaches a staggering $194 billion Watch

Image of At Apple - the company can't seem to spend money fast enough.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Digital gadget maker Apple has ended the first calendar quarter with $33 billion in cash and short-term investments and $160.4 billion in long-term investments. Apple currently has $194 billion in cash and investments, more than any other non-financial company ... continue reading


Meet the billionaires who pledged to give up their fortunes to change the world Watch

Image of

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Through the "Giving Pledge," men and women belonging to the upper crust of the society, with billions of dollars in their name, commit to donating a large chunk of their fortune, whether through their lifetime or through their will. Coming from the majority of their ... continue reading


All Business & Economics News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Sirach 51:12-20
12 And therefore I shall thank you and praise you, ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 19:8, 9, 10, 11
8 The precepts of Yahweh are honest, joy for the ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 11:27-33
27 They came to Jerusalem again, and as Jesus was ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for May 30th, 2015 Image

St. Joan of Arc
May 30: St. Joan of Arc is the patroness of soldiers and of France. On ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter