The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union wants transparency when Walmart hauls in non-union (i.e. all Walmart) employees for disciplinary hearings that result from worker strikes. Given Walmart's long history of intimidation tactics, that seems like a reasonable demand. Closed door sessions are rarely good. Daniel Wiessner, reporting in Wal-Mart's closed-door meetings with workers unlawful---NLRB complaint for Reuters, writes:
A new National Labor Relations Board complaint says Wal-Mart Stores Inc violated federal law by barring employees who went on strike from having co-workers present at disciplinary meetings, potentially paving the way for a decision expanding the rights of nonunion workers. The complaint, dated April 28 and released Tuesday by the office of NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin, is the latest chapter in a long-running campaign by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and other labor groups to push Wal-Mart to change its employment practices.
What possibly could be going on behind closed doors that Walmart would rather not have us see? Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

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