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25 June 2002

Suits Say Wal-Mart Forces Workers to Toil Off the Clock [USA]

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

Federal and state laws bar employers from making hourly employees work unpaid hours. Wal-Mart's policies forbid such work. But many current and former workers and managers said an intense focus on cost cutting had created an unofficial policy that...

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1 July 2002

Longer hours lead to lawsuits over pay [USA]

Author: Fay Hansen, Christian Science Monitor

[regarding lawsuits about unpaid overtime; refers to Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods, Rite Aid, Bank of America, Pacific Bell, Farmers Insurance Group]

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3 July 2002

'Big Box' Retailers Can Ring Up Billions in Energy Savings, Says Study

Author: GreenBiz.com

Large retailers could save $3 billion every year on energy costs while cutting 20 million tons of pollution and helping avoid brownouts by using recommended strategies and technologies. [report by Center for Energy and Climate Solutions] [refers to...

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29 July 2002

Canada: Union harassment claim against Wal-Mart

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29 July 2002

UFCW Local 1518 Files Charges Against Wal Mart [Canada]

Author: United Food and Commercial Workers

"The Wal Mart employees in Quesnel have the right to decide if they want to belong to a union free of coercion and intimidation from Wal Mart managers."

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29 July 2002

Wal-Mart hit by union harassment claim [Canada]

Author: canada.com

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6 September 2002

Wal-Mart's War On Workers: Managers Speak Out For The First Time To Expose Wal-Mart's Dirty Campaign To Suppress Worker Rights [USA]

Author: United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

Newly Released Video Featuring Wal-Mart Managers And Workers Available At UFCW.org

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6 September 2002

Wal-Mart's War On Workers: Managers Speak Out For The First Time To Expose Wal-Mart's Dirty Campaign To Suppress Worker Rights [USA]

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10 September 2002

USA: Further complaints about Wal-Mart's labour rights practices

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10 September 2002

Wal-Mart's war on workers: Frontline report from South Carolina and Texas

Author: United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

Wal-Mart Corporate Union Buster Named for Violating Worker Rights - Giant Retailer Faces New Labor Board Complaints for Illegally Sabotaging Union Election - Wal-Mart Charged for Refusing to Bargain in Jacksonville, Texas

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