Wal-Mart Challenges Labor Board’s Complaint

By Shelly Banjo and Melanie Trottman, The Wall Street Journal

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT -1.11% told the National Labor Relations Board that it was within its rights when it disciplined workers for taking part in short strikes, setting up a legal test of a phenomenon that is reshaping relations between companies and labor.

Walmart: Victim Of A Partisan National Labor Relations Board

By Peter Schaumber, Forbes

Walmart is a company that Big Labor and its allies love to hate. Despite a coordinated media campaign vilifying the company and “hit and run” walk-outs aimed at disrupting operations, Walmart’s 1.3 million employees remain largely beyond Labor’s reach. The projected “nationwide” walk-outs of “thousands of employees” have fizzled.

Worker Centers Worry Union Rules Might Apply

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The New York Times recently covered the debate over “worker centers,” the latest incarnation of union front groups. Worker Centers like Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) and OUR Walmart — a subsidiary organization of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union — continue to exploit a loophole in labor law.

Labor Relations Board OKs unions paying people to protest Walmart

By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner

National Labor Relations Board lawyers okayed a major union’s practice of paying people to protest against Walmart in a legal memorandum earlier this month. The federal labor law enforcement agency said the practice of paying workers $50 apiece to join protests “did not constitute unlawful … coercion of employees.”