Democracy Now: Illinois Wal-Mart Supply Workers Win Pledges, Back Pay


Workers at a Wal-Mart supply warehouse in Elwood, Illinois, are returning to work after a three-week strike. The workers walked off the job last month amidst allegations of sexual harassment, dangerous working conditions, unpaid wages and retaliation against organizers. Managers reportedly fired several leaders and threatened others after they delivered a petition. The workers say they have won pledges to end workplace retaliation and will be given their full wages for the time they were on strike. The strike in Illinois was followed by similar actions at Wal-Mart supply warehouses in California and Florida by workers demanding fairer workplace conditions.

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~ by wheresthemic on October 8, 2012.

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