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    Walmart is appealing the judgement to pay drivers back pay. Of course ... low wages, every day !

    Walmart Asks Appeals Court to Reconsider Decision to Award Drivers Back Pay
    Attorneys for Walmart Inc. have asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its ruling that affirmed a district court’s judgment that the company must pay a court-certified class of its California truck drivers more than $54 million in back pay mostly for layovers, but also some rest breaks and pre-trip and post-trip inspections.
    Specifically the appeals court on Jan. 6 upheld a federal district court’s jury decision that awarded the drivers a total of $44.7 million for layovers, $3.9 million for rest breaks, $2.9 million for pre-trip inspections and $2.9 million for post-trip inspections.
    In its motion for a rehearing, Walmart alleged that as a factual matter since it did not control any of the drivers, it therefore “owes nothing for layovers.” However, the three-judge 9th Circuit panel maintained that a comprehensive review of the Walmart pay manual demonstrated that it unambiguously required drivers to obtain pre-approval to take a layover and that “therefore, the district court did not err in granting partial summary judgment on this issue to plaintiffs.”
    https://www.ttnews.com/articles/walm...ivers-back-pay

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    Is this a sign that the economy has bottomed out ? When the great Walmart has lower sales then expected, along with lower projected earnings for next year, I suspect the great economy that has been touted is faltering a little. Remember, those with less to spend are those that patronize Walmart.

    Walmart earnings and outlook fall short as holiday season disappoints
    Walmart on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings that fell short of analysts’ estimates, as the retailer saw weak demand for toys, apparel and video games during the holiday season.
    Its outlook for the upcoming year also came up short of expectations, as Walmart anticipates e-commerce growth will slow.
    Walmart’s disappointing holiday results add to a list of retailers that saw more of the same. Target also noted weakness in toys. Kohl’s said its women’s apparel business underwhelmed. But Amazon last month reported holiday-quarter earnings that smashed expectations, claiming customers shopped at record levels and that it quadrupled one-day and same-day deliveries over the period.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/18/walm...-earnings.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Is this a sign that the economy has bottomed out ? When the great Walmart has lower sales then expected, along with lower projected earnings for next year, I suspect the great economy that has been touted is faltering a little. Remember, those with less to spend are those that patronize Walmart.

    Walmart earnings and outlook fall short as holiday season disappoints



    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/18/walm...-earnings.html
    Or maybe people are doing better and don't shop Wal-Mart anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Walmart is appealing the judgement to pay drivers back pay. Of course ... low wages, every day !

    Walmart Asks Appeals Court to Reconsider Decision to Award Drivers Back Pay

    https://www.ttnews.com/articles/walm...ivers-back-pay
    This post will be the fourth concerning this lawsuit. Seems the appeal has been denied.

    BREAKING: Ninth Circuit denies rehearing of Walmart sleeper berth case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has denied a petition by Walmart Inc. [NYSE: WMT] to rehear a lower court’s decision that awarded $54.6 million to former California truck drivers for time spent in a sleeper berth during layovers between trips.

    Walmart had requested both a panel hearing and a rehearing en banc — typically by a chief judge and 10 additional judges — which were both denied.

    “The full court has been advised of the petition for rehearing en banc and no judge has requested a vote on whether to rehear the matter en banc,” according to the 9th Circuit’s decision on Thursday. “The petition for panel rehearing and the petition for rehearing en banc are denied.”
    https://www.freightwaves.com/news/br...per-berth-case

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    This appears to be an ambitious undertaking for any company.

    Walmart’s goal for its trucks: No more diesel by 2040
    Walmart’s goal of having zero emissions corporatewide by 2040 includes a plan to have all its trucks operate emissions-free as well.
    Walmart, with its fleet of roughly 6,500 trucks and 9,000 drivers, was admittedly vague in its announcement earlier this week on how it gets there. But after making the broad commitment to zero emissions for all corporate activities by 20 years from now, it also published an accompanying document about some of its specific plans, including for its truck fleet. A spokeswoman for Walmart directed FreightWaves to the document in response to questions.
    But getting rid of diesel-powered big rigs is a problem. “When it comes to long-haul/heavy-duty Class 8 tractors, the future is not as certain,” the company said. Solutions are in “early stages” but “Walmart is committed to being part of the solution. … We will continue to work with policymakers, utilities, transportation working groups and other organizations to align on a common future, articulate the necessary changes, and work collectively towards solutions that move us forward towards our vision of a zero emission transportation system.”
    Walmart has dubbed its emissions reduction effort “Project Gigaton,” called that because the company’s goal is to “reduce or avoid” 1 gigaton–or 1 billion tons–of carbon emissions in the company’s supply chain by 2030. The company’s target is to cut its emissions by 25% by 2025 and by 65% by 2030, off a base year of 2015. The target then shifts to the zero-emissions goal of 2040.
    https://www.freightwaves.com/news/wa...diesel-by-2040

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    Walmart will never change. Big corporations don't care about the workers, or their wages. Only the bottom line.

    Bricklayers banner Maplewood Walmart for hiring low wage, out-of-town, non-signatory contractor
    Bricklayers Local 1 is bannering the Walmart at Maplewood Commons for using David Robertson Construction of Springfield, Mo., an out-of-town, non-signatory contractor paying below area standard wages negotiated by Local 1. Taking the message to the public are (from left) Shaun McGough and Eric Hoffman.
    https://labortribune.com/bricklayers...ry-contractor/

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    No more robots, for now. I assume Walmart felt humans can do a better job.

    Walmart ends contract with robotics company, opts for human workers instead, report says
    At some Walmart stores, robots have roamed the sales floors and helped check if shelves were stocked. But the big-box retailer has now decided to end its contract with the robotics company behind those machines after finding that people can do about the same work, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
    The report, which cited unnamed people familiar with the situation, said Walmart recently cut ties with Bossa Nova Robotics. A Walmart spokesperson told the Journal that about 500 robots were in Walmart’s more than 4,700 stores when the contract ended.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/02/walm...port-says.html

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