Wal-Mart your local giant is being sued.
It appears Wal-Mart may have taken exception to an employee's account of working conditions in its overseas plants. Wal-Mart has made it well known that it expects suppliers in third world countries follow guidelines meant to ensure workers are treated fairly.
It comes as no surprise that Wal-Mart would come under scrutiny here. The record in North America with workers and communities is spotty, why would they be any different with respect to the people the contract with overseas and in third world countries.
The New York Times reported on July 1, 2005 the case of a former inspector of these third world factories for Wal-Mart and his dismissal by Wal-Mart. The employee had stated that Wal-Mart's factories deserved a D minus for compliance with the companies policies on employee rights and working conditions.
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