Labor Panel Finds Illegal Punishments of Striking Workers at Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart illegally disciplined and fired employees over strikes and protests, the National Labor Relations Board said on Monday. In addition, the board's general counsel said an inquiry found evidence that a Wal-Mart spokesman, appearing on national television, had unlawfully threatened employees who were considering taking part in the protests. While the board authorized the filing of a complaint asserting violations of workers’ rights, no complaint was filed on Monday. The board counsel's office said it would give the parties a chance to reach a settlement.