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After offering a brief history of Wal-Mart, a summary of worker concerns with employment conditions, and a survey of relevant US and international law, the report details Wal-Mart's anti-union tactics.
The report focuses first on tactics and policies that, though they largely comply with US law, create a work environment so hostile to union formation that they coercively interfere with workers' internationally recognized right to decide freely for themselves whether to organize.
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Human Rights Watch is especially grateful to the labor law attorneys, workers' rights advocates, retail professionals, and trade unionists who shared their knowledge and expertise with us.
As a member of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and party to several important international instruments, the United States is legally bound to protect this fundamental right. laws permit a wide range of employer tactics that interfere with worker organizing. Wal-Mart is also the largest private employer in the United States, with roughly 1.3 million US workers and close to 4,000 stores nationwide.
Wal-Mart has devised a comprehensive battery of corporate institutions, practices, and tactics aimed at frustrating union organizing activity.
, senior labor rights and trade researcher for the Business and Human Rights Program of Human Rights Watch, researched and wrote this report.
The report was edited by Arvind Ganesan, director of the Business and Human Right Program; Jamie Fellner, director of the US Program; Aisling Reidy, senior legal advisor; Joseph Saunders, deputy program director; and Elizabeth Wang, outside counsel.
Additional research assistance was provided by interns Adnan Ahmad, Ann Allegra, Christina Filipovic, Karen Leve, Matthew Perault, and Bettina Warburg-Johnson.
Tubbs also provided staff support throughout the project and prepared the report for publication.