More than 100 Wal-Mart employees in Hialeah Gardens staged a protest over recent changes in the company'spolicies and scheduling.
Protestors said some employees' hours were cut to as few as six per week, and schedules were erratic. Wal-Mart said the store manager had violated corporate policy by cutting the 40-hour workweek to 35 hours across the board in an effort to reduce payroll. The company has since corrected the mistake.
Employees also protested wage caps, employing more part-timers, increased night and weekend hours and changes to attendance policies. Wal-Mart recently instituted disciplinary procedures for frequent unexcused absences and began requiring employees to call company headquarters to report absences.
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