Wal-Mart Watch: USAction's Corporate Truth Squard exposes Wal-Mart as a pre-eminent corporate lobbyist in the fight to deny citizens the right to redress of grievances through class-action lawsuits, a move endorsed by Dick Cheney in his latest appearance at Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart has a lot at stake in this one: only the US government is sued more often than Wal-Mart. This Maryland class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart is but one example: Defendants have adopted, and are using, unfair business practices to minimize Associates’ [workers’] compensation and increase profits. Among those unfair business practices are failing to pay Associates for off-the-clock work, under staffing Defendants’ stores, causing Associates to work without receiving adequate meal and rest breaks, and manipulating time and wage records to reduce the amount paid to Associates below the wages actually due and owing...


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