Walmart U.S. sues unions over conduct at protest

Unions accused of trespassing, setting balloons free and blocking consumers from walking around
5/14/2013

Walmart’s labour troubles rage on in the U.S.

Last week, the discount giant filed a lawsuit against two unions, accusing them of “disorderly conduct” during a 2012 protest.

Organizers at the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OURWalmart) allegedly set balloons free inside a Los-Angeles store, trespassed and blocked consumers from walking around, among other things.

"Their unlawful actions are disrespectful to both our associates and our customers, and they have to stop," Walmart spokesman Dan Fogleman told The Huffington Post.

Over the last year, Walmart employees across several U.S. states have staged protests and walkouts over working conditions and low pay.

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