Friday, December 23, 2005

Still Think Wal-Mart Isn't So Bad?

Jury Rules Wal-Mart Must Pay $172 Million Over Meal Breaks

Published: December 23, 2005

"BERKELEY, Calif., Dec. 22 - A California jury on Thursday ordered Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, to pay $172 million in damages for failing to provide meal breaks to nearly 116,000 hourly workers as required under state law."

I know I've said it before, but this is why unions exist. Sure they can be corrupt, but what organization with enough money lying around isn't? They're there to protect workers from the corporate giants who would otherwise chew them up and spit them out like garbage.

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