Wal-Mart Starting to Sweat

A suit has been filed in Los Angeles against Wal-Mart for overlooking sweatshop working conditions in a few countries. Workers in six countries launched the class-action lawsuit and lists 15 workers in Bangladesh, Swaziland, Indonesia, China, and Nicaragua.

The plantiffs claim that they were beaten, forced to work overtime – unpaid. Four California planitiffs are also listed, who at first glance seem to have a much weaker case since they claim that Wal-Mart forced their employer to cut wages and benefits.

The class action suit could cover 100,000 to 500,000 workers.

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