Walmart warehouse workers get justice and a huge raise
(Source: Teamster Nation, August 19, 2013)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — About 75 temporary workers got permanent jobs at a Walmart-controlled warehouse in Riverside, Calif., as a result of a federal lawsuit alleging massive wage theft by the giant retailer and its contractors. The permanent jobs come with a 60 percent wage increase, health benefits and paid sick time.
Warehouse Workers United tells us warehouse workers filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court nearly two years ago to recover back pay, penalties and damages. They claim Walmart-contracted warehouses forced them to work off the clock, denied them overtime pay, and retaliated when they stood up for their rights. U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder ruled Walmart could be added to the suit as a defendant.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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