U.S. charges Wal-Mart over protesting workers


Federal officials have filed a complaint against Wal-Mart for allegedly retaliating against workers who staged Black Friday protests in 2012.

The National Labor Relations Board, which protests the rights of workers who organize for better working conditions, is taking a next step in a case against Wal-Mart for alleged unfair labor practices.

The agency had warned in November that the complaint could be filed.

The complaint, filed Tuesday and circulated Wednesday by union representatives, details times when Wal-Mart allegedly illegally threatened “reprisal” against workers who protested on November 22, 2012, both on national television and to employees directly.


The agency also said Wal-Mart stores in 14 states unlawfully threatened or disciplined workers who participated in legal strikes and protests.

Oklahoma is not included in these 14 states.