Tag: retaliation

Immigrant Activists Targeted By Trump Administration Are Not Backing Down

April 4, 2017

Zully Palacios and Enrique Balcazar are activists with Migrant Justice to improve the living and working conditions of farmworkers across the state. Enrique leads the #MilkWithDignity campaign, calling on Ben & Jerry’s to commit its dairy farm suppliers to providing dignified conditions for farmworkers. The two Vermont advocates also organize… Read More»

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The Facts on the WAGE Act

September 16, 2015

On September 16, Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Bobby Scott introduced the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy (WAGE) Act – legislation that would ensure that working people can join together without fear of reprisal to win improvements on the job, including higher wages, benefits and better working conditions. This… Read More»

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After Closing Stores, Walmart’s “Plumbing Problems” Excuse Doesn’t Hold Water

April 16, 2015

UPDATE (4/20/2015): Today, members of OUR Walmart have filed a claim with the National Labor Relations Board seeking an injunction to require Walmart to rehire all 2,200 employees laid off last week. The group has also launched a petition to Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, calling on him to transfer all laid… Read More»

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Victory! Judge Says Walmart Violated Workers’ Rights

December 10, 2014

In a highly anticipated announcement, a federal judge issued its decision against Walmart yesterday for taking illegal action against employees who participated in strikes at two California stores. An administrative law judge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ordered the company to stop making unlawful threats against members of… Read More»

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Hackers Leak Secret Walmart Internal Documents

January 15, 2014

Leaked internal Walmart documents published by Occupy Wall Street reveal a centralized, coordinated effort to deter workplace organizing. Last night, Occupy Wall Street published secret internal documents from Walmart revealing the company’s highly coordinated efforts to chill workplace organizing among employees. The files are rife with misleading claims about OUR… Read More»

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Fast Food Strikers Risk Retaliation to Shine Light on Low Wage Crisis

December 19, 2013

On December 5, fast food workers went on strike in over 100 cities nationwide with support from local Jobs With Justice coalitions. While the fast food workers were within their legal rights to strike, the risk of employer retaliation often looms large when workers take courageous action to speak out… Read More»

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NLRB Launches Prosecution Against Walmart for Violating Workers’ Rights

November 19, 2013

On November 18, 2013, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency charged with protecting workers’ rights to collective activity, launched a nationwide prosecution against Walmart. The NLRB is pursuing multiple charges against the company, alleging it illegally retaliating against 117 employees in stores across the country. The General… Read More»

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