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NLRB formally issues complaint against Walmart

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of General Counsel concluded in November that Wal­­mart violated the National Labor Rela­­tions Act when it threatened and disciplined workers for participating in wage protests and strikes in 14 states, including Minnesota.

The NLRB withheld the announce­­ment until mid-January in hopes the parties could settle their differences.

The complaint alleges that Min­ne­sota supervisors “unlawfully threatened, disciplined, and/or terminated employees for having engaged in legally protected strikes and protests.”

The consolidated complaint names more than 60 Walmart supervisors and one corporate officer. An NLRB statement said other charges are still under investigation.

The complaint claims that 60 em­ployees were disciplined for their actions, including 19 who were di­s­­charged. It cited two television broadcasts in California and Texas that threatened employees with reprisals if they took part in protests or strikes.

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