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NYT Steven Greenhouse on Wal-Mart irresponsibility for foreign supplier killing factories

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Wal-Mart has vowed to improve safety problems among suppliers who make clothes for the company after at least 111 workers died in a deadly fire at a Bangladesh garment factory. But inspection reports found inside the facility underscore fundamental problems with how Wal-Mart’s supply chain allows it to avoid improving conditions. “One of the main monitoring companies, inspection companies for Wal-Mart, admitted that ‘We don’t even check whether factories have emergency exits, whether they have fire escapes or fireproof, smoke-proof enclosed staircases.’ And this factory did not have outdoor fire escapes, did not have enclosed staircases,” says Steven Greenhouse, labor and workplace reporter for the New York Times about his latest investigation, “As Walmart Makes Safety Vows, It’s Seen as Obstacle to Change.”


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Firing for Facebook posting challenged

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Wanna complain about your boss online? If you do it via FB, you might get fired. On Jan. 25, 2011 at the National Relations Labor Board (NLRB) an administrative law judge will hear the case of Dawnmarie Souza fired from American Medical Response, Hartford, CT. Ms. Souza, a Teamsters member, was denied union representation by her supervisor for a meeting. She wrote on her personal FB page from home about the supervisor. She was fired. She may have free speech rights that the employer denied. The case tests a worker’s right, union or not, to express opinions about work conditions or unionization without reprisal from employers. Let’s all watch closely to see if the current NLRB rules for the corporation or for the worker.

Read the NY Times story by Steven Greenhouse, one of few labor reporters left in the country.

Read colleague law professor David Yamada’s interpretation of the case and implications for bullied workers.


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