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Union Calls For DOJ Probe Over Wal-Mart Worker Surveillance

Law360, Los Angeles (November 24, 2015, 8:44 PM EST) -- The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union on Tuesday urged the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Wal-Mart Stores Inc. amid a report that the retailer spied on workers organizing for higher wages amid Black Friday strikes in 2012.

Wal-Mart allegedly monitored the social media activities of approximately 1 million hourly workers trying to mobilize for a $15 hourly wage, enlisted military industrial giant Lockheed Martin to spy on the workers and asked the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force to gather intelligence on protests, according...
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