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'Huge Victory': Walmart Illegally Fired Striking Workers, Judge Rules


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'Huge Victory': Walmart Illegally Fired Striking Workers, Judge Rules

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

In a "huge victory" for workers, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge ruled Thursday that Walmart illegally fired 16 associates who took part in a 2013 strike outside the company's headquarters and must offer to reinstate them.

NLRB Administrative Law Judge Geoffrey Carter said Thursday that the retail giant violated labor law by "disciplining or discharging several associates because they were absent from work while on strike."


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It's time for all good men and women to BOYCOTT all Walmart stores + their subsidiaries!


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164.3 billion USD is the” admitted” wealth of the Walton family.

According to Forbes....

Christy Walton has a disclosed net worth of $41.7 billion. Christy Walton trails only seven other individuals for world's richest person, including Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu, Wall St. guru Warren Buffett, Zara's Amancio Ortega, Oracle's Larry Ellison, as well as Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries. Christy is possibly the richest woman in the world. (I chose to ignore the Queen of England, as I do suspect that her wealth is largely undisclosed.)

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Christy Walton's husband, John, was one of Sam Walton's four children. John Walton died in a private plane crash in 2005. He left his stake in the company to Christy.


Jim Walton, the youngest son of Sam Walton (founder of Wal-Mart), came in right behind his sister-in-law Christy with a disclosed net worth of $40.6 billion.


Alice Walton has a disclosed net worth of $39.4 billion.

Alice Walton, is quite possibly the second wealthiest woman in the world.


S. Robson Walton is an American businessman, and the eldest son of the founder of Walmart (Sam Walton), who has a net worth of $33.3 billion,


Ann Walton Kroenke (niece), $4.7 billion. Is a heiress, nurse, and mother who has a net worth of $5.5 billion dollars. She is the daughter of James “Bud” Walton Wal-Mart co-founder), and the niece of Sam Walton (Wal-Mart co-founder).


Nancy Walton Laurie is an heiress who has a net worth of $4.6 billion dollars. She is the daughter of “Bud” Walton and the niece of Sam Walton.


Sooo, the Waltons will cruise onward and upward the wealth ladder. Any setback involving increased costs or declining revenue won’t really impact their bottom line in the long run. It is merely a cost of doing business. They have already successfully made obscenely vast fortunes, like untouchable pirates and thieves. You can be sure that, at some time in the future, they will more than make up for this small inconvenience and wimpy threat to their power structure.
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It is like certain typical corporate scams wherein they make tens and billions off of dubious and deceptive advertising and marketing techniques. Few of them ultimately must face lawsuits or governmental regulatory agencies; and they typically settle for a mere fraction of the vast total revenue generated from such deceit and fraud.

That said… Also, the Waltons surely have other investments in the financial healthcare, pharmaceuticals and up-and-coming technologies. (Check out First Solar.)

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Bloomberg.com wrote the following:

“Wal-Mart Stores Inc. owns more than $76 billion of assets through a web of units in offshore tax havens around the world, though you wouldn’t know it from reading the giant retailer’s annual report.

A new study has found Wal-Mart has at least 78 offshore subsidiaries and branches, more than 30 created since 2009 and none mentioned in U.S. securities filings. Overseas operations have helped the company cut more than $3.5 billion off its income tax bills in the past six years, its annual reports show.

The study, researched by the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union … in a report by Americans for Tax Fairness, found 90 percent of Wal-Mart’s overseas assets are owned by subsidiaries in Luxembourg and the Netherlands, two of the most popular corporate tax havens.

Units in Luxembourg -- where the company has no stores -- reported $1.3 billion in profits between 2010 and 2013 and paid tax at a rate of less than 1 percent, according to the report.

All of Wal-Mart’s roughly 3,500 stores in China, Central America, the U.K., Brazil, Japan, South Africa and Chile appear to be owned through units in tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands, Curacao and Luxembourg, according to the report from the advocacy group. The union conducted its research using publicly available documents filed in various countries by Wal-Mart and its subsidiaries.”



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small triumph, but let's take it. justice is such a rare event.


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"Always Low Principles"

Just working conditions should exist at Walmart

But Walmart just shouldn't exist


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I have never shopped at Walmart and never will. Makes no difference though, some of the other places I do shop endeavor to be just like Walmart if they only could.

I hope Walmart employees organize worldwide and bring the Waltons to their knees. That is, destroy Walmart, for that is the only cure for this cancer. Who needs an existential enemy like IS when we have Walmart? WM purposely shits on fair employment practices where it sells its inferior crap and it shits on fair employment practices where it makes its inferior crap. It has bullied hundreds of US manufacturers into joining its exploitation of workers everywhere, and forced many out of business. WM blackmails individual States to grant huge tax breaks for that State's privilege of having one of its supremely ugly and monstrous facilities located there, and then callously moves on when those tax breaks expire to do it all over again in another supplicant State.

Let us not forget that when Walmart was the envy of every corporate pirate, monopolist, and wealthy oligarch that Hillary Rodham Clinton was on the Board of Directors.


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There is something fundamentally wrong when a company produces the lowest wage workers needing Medicare and food stamps and the also produces the richest owner in the world.

Absolutely no decency what so ever

That is more that just labor laws


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"...challenging Walmart to help rebuild our economy..." ?!?!?!?! That will surely be a very very cold day in hell. Walmart is the epitome of the american "I've got mine...screw you." attitude. Capitalism is immoral at its core.