A Wal-Mart spokesman says that a recent food drive at it store in Canton, Ohio -- in which employees donated food to their co-workers -- is a sign that teammates at the store look out for each other. Labor organizers says it's an indication that Wal-Mart doesn't pay its workers a living wage. Who's right?
Hot on the heels of the recent Supreme Court decision against Amazon workers, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court just upheld the 2007 judgment for $188 million against Wal-Mart Stores, in Braun v. Wal-Mart Stores. The class action suit affects 187,000 workers, who worked for the company between 1998 to 2006, and centers around Michelle Braun and other Wal-Mart employees, who claimed that they were not compensated for working off-the-clock, as well as through meals and breaks.
A Wal-Mart manager recently gave Salon an exclusive view into the darkest side of Wal-Mart: how they treat their employees. With anticipated changes in overtime laws, some have wondered if Wal-Mart will be forced to hire more people. This insider has other ideas about how Wal-Mart will react to stricter fair pay regulations.
Size matters. Washington, D.C. Mayor Gray vetoed a bill that would have forced large retailers to compensate employees a little better.
Human Rights Watch has found Wal-Mart to be violation of federal laws, due to the retail chain's alleged attempts to prevent workers from forming a union.
When you picture the lifestyle afforded to the CEO of a multinational company, you probably think expensive sports cars, corporate jets, and multimillion-dollar paychecks. No one said it was easy to run an empire, but the many perks awarded to various CEOs certainly help ease the stress.