Wal-Mart Celebrates May Day

"While many American companies use weak U.S. laws to stop workers from organizing, the retail giant stands out for the sheer magnitude and aggressiveness of its anti-union apparatus."
-Human Rights Watch-

Using security cameras to spy on union sympathizers, planting supervisors alongside pro-union workers to monitor activity -- these are just two of the charges that Human Rights Watch makes in its 210-page report on Wal-Mart. According to labor professors, it's the most comprehensive analysis to date of the company's actions during union organizing drives, examining organizing drives at U.S. Wal-Mart stores between 2000 and 2005 (it also cites the 15 decisions by the National Labor Relations Board that found Wal-Mart violated labor laws during those drives). Consider also that Wal-Mart counts more than 1.3 million workers on its payroll at nearly 4,000 stores in the United States -- none belong to a union.

Read the report "Discounting Rights: Wal-Mart's Violation of US Workers' Right to Freedom of Association". You can also check out the International Herald Tribune article for some quick facts on the report.

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