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NEW YORK — A National Labor Relations Board judge has ruled that Walmart unlawfully disciplined workers who staged protests in May and June of 2013 and ordered the retailer to reinstate 16 former employees, as well as give them back pay.

Judge Geoffrey Carter ruled that the employee actions were protected under the National Labor Relations Act and that Walmart violated labor laws by “disciplining or discharging several associates because they were absent from work while on strike.”

The judge also ordered Walmart to hold a meeting in 29 stores throughout the country, including one in Aurora, to inform employees of their right to strike, and to promise not to threaten or discipline employees for doing so.

Continue reading:  Walmart strikes protected under law, labor judge rules

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