|US: Wal-Mart Charged with Selling Nonorganic Food as Organic|
by Mark A. Kastel, The Free Press
November 14th, 2006
The Cornucopia Institute, the nation's most aggressive organic farming watchdog, has filed a formal legal complaint with the USDA asking them to investigate allegations of illegal “organic” food distribution by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Cornucopia has documented cases of nonorganic food products being sold as organic in Wal-Mart’s grocery departments.
|US: Wal-Mart must pay workers $78m|
October 13th, 2006
The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, has been ordered to pay at least $78m in compensation to workers who were forced to work during breaks.
|US: Wal-Mart bank battle escalates|
August 29th, 2006
A battle over Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s effort to get into financial services might derail the growth of company-owned banks, as well as Utah's ambitions to become to such lenders what Delaware is to corporations.
|US: Suit Against Wal-Mart Is Narrowed|
August 29th, 2006
A federal judge Monday dismissed civil racketeering claims against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., narrowing the scope of a lawsuit that accused the retailer of knowingly employing illegal immigrants to clean its stores.
|CHINA: Wal-Mart Agrees to Unionization|
by David Barboza, The New York Times
August 9th, 2006
After years of fighting unionization efforts at its stores, Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, said today that it would work closely with Chinese officials to establish labor unions at all of its outlets here.
|US: Chicago Orders ‘Big Box’ Stores to Raise Wage|
by Erik Eckholm, The New York Times
July 26th, 2006
After months of fevered lobbying and bitter debate, the Chicago City Council passed a ground-breaking ordinance yesterday requiring “big box” stores, like Wal-Mart and Home Depot, to pay a minimum wage of $10 an hour by 2010, along with at least $3 an hour worth of benefits.
|US: Judge Gives Wal-Mart Reprieve on Benefits|
by Reed Abelson and Michael Barbaro, The New York Times
July 20th, 2006
In a setback to state efforts to force employers to provide more generous health benefits, a federal judge yesterday struck down a Maryland law that was aimed at the nation’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores.
|UK: Wal-Mart Faces Asda Workers' Strike|
by Jonathan Birchall and Andrew Taylor, The Financial Times
June 22nd, 2006
Wal-Mart is facing the threat of a potentially damaging strike at Asda, the UK subsidiary that accounts for about 40 per cent of its international sales, in a dispute with one of the country's largest unions over bargaining rights.