Over the last few years six lawsuits have been filed against Wal-Mart contractors for paying less than the minimum wage and overtime payments. Earlier this month thirty workers at another Wal-Mart subcontractor, NFI, in Mira Loma, California went on strike over what they described as unsafe working conditions at the warehouse. This was the first time the workers have ever walked off the job and completed a six-day, 50-mile march, which they called a "pilgrimage," to draw attention to the poor working conditions in the warehouse.
Last year, the California State Labor Department found wage and hour violations at the Mira Loma warehouse and fined one of the subcontractors, Impact Logistics, $499,000. Another staffing company, Premiere Warehousing Ventures, was fined over $600,000 for similar violations in the same warehouse.
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