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In Boston, a Superior Court judge here who refused to allow Wal-Mart to settle a class-action lawsuit involving off-the-clock work and shortened breaks has scheduled the case to go to trial Oct. 5, according to published reports.
In a long five year battle, UFCW Local 1400 (Canada) is appealing a decision by Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Peter Foley, who ruled last month that the certification of a Wal-Mart, in the town of Weyburn, was wrong.
Workers in foreign factories that supply Wal-Mart can’t blame the company for their alleged sweatshop conditions, despite the retail giant’s code of conduct that’s supposed to hold its contractors to decent labor standards, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
Wal-Mart Stores here will discuss the development of a new index that measures the “social and environmental impact” of its products at a press conference today, reports said yesterday.
OSHA cites Wal-Mart $7,000 for Black Friday Death.
A federal judge has given final approval to a $17.5 million settlement of a discrimination lawsuit that accused Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of not hiring black truck drivers.
The UFCW is appealing the decision in Canada which overturned the unionization of a Wal-Mart.