- Apr 13, 2011
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
This past week, Walmart lost its appeal of a $224 million dollar judgement to its Pennsylvania employees for forcing all of them to work through lunch breaks. The Supreme Court declined to hear Walmart’s appeal, so 187,000 workers who have been waiting to get paid since 2006 will finally receive their paychecks. National labor union Making Change at Walmart rejoiced saying, “The world’s largest retailer won’t be able to continue to mistreat its workers and get away with it. Walmart workers, when they come together, have a powerful voice that cannot be silenced.” The lawyer representing Walmart’s hungry workers was even more emphatic:“Wage theft will not be tolerated, and class actions are an optimal way for large numbers of workers to recover wages stolen by their employers,” said attorney Michael D. Donovan of Donovan Litigation Group said, noting that with interest, the employees, who had been owed $140 million of the $187 million, will now split $224 million.
Read more @: Walmart Loses $224 Million Lawsuit For Stealing Lunch Breaks From 187,000 Workers
A little bit of justice for these workers who had their wages taken straight from them all in name of greed and exploitation. :clap: