Before you Wal-Mart opponents sharpen your pencils to write in letters to the editor about Wal-Mart's recent settlement with the Department of Labor regarding its overtime labor practices, read this story first:
After working eight years at Starbucks' roasting plant in Kent, Mark Tutalo left in 2005, the last among a group of workers who had loudly supported a union there.In Wal-Mart's case, the overtime issues were payroll oversights that were voluntarily reported and no fines or penalties were assessed.
Now Tutalo is suing Starbucks, alleging it kept him on late shifts to retaliate for his union activity and despite a documented case of post-traumatic stress disorder that made it difficult for him to sleep.
Also, before you are too quick to write about the Lewiston Wal-Mart settling a racial harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by an African-American night maintenance supervisor, consider these stories:
The man who plays the character Beast of "Beauty and the Beast" at Disney's Magic Kingdom has been arrested and charged with 51 counts of child pornography.You see, no person and no corporation is perfect. And there are rotten apples/creepy/stupid people everywhere. Spare us your selective outrage.
A NASA astronaut accused of trying to kidnap a romantic rival for a space shuttle pilot's affections was charged with attempted first-degree murder Tuesday as her lawyer sparred with prosecutors to effort her release.
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