2013-06-11 17:19:06

Striking Workers, Bangladeshi Activist Challenge Walmart on Labor Conditions at Stores & Factories

As celebrities including Tom Cruise and Hugh Jackman celebrated Walmart at its annual meeting last week, workers and activists converged to demand sweeping changes at the company's U.S. stores and global factories. Around 100 striking workers with the group OUR Walmart arrived in a caravan from across the country to protest what they allege to be retaliation against those seeking to change company practices on wages, safety and unions. Kalpona Akter, a workers' rights activist from Bangladesh, urged Wal-Mart to stop rejecting new safety standards after the Dhaka building collapse that killed over 1,100 workers in April.

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