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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Stand With Workers on Black Friday

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Donald W. Fraulob

California Labor Federation is attempting to organize a protest against Walmart for its failure to pay its employees a living wage.  Here is the union alert:
Wouldn’t it be amazing if working families gathered together on Black Friday and sent a message to the country’s largest employer that its workers deserve a living wage and full-time work? Well, that’s exactly what’s going to happen, and you can be a part of it.
Walmart is the largest private employer in the world, and the Walton family, owners of the company, has more wealth than 43% of Americans combined. While the retailer rakes in $16 billion a year in profits, it pays poverty wages and many of its workers have to rely on public programs, like food stamps, to survive.
That’s why working families will be gathering at Walmart stores across the country on Black Friday to tell the Waltons to do the right thing.
We know Walmart pays attention to these protests, and you can help change not just the company’s policies, but the lives of workers. We have already seen recent successes, like when Walmart changed its policy on pregnant women after workers submitted a resolution to the company or when the retailer created a system that gives workers better access to hours by allowing them to sign up for open shifts online.
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Contributed by Donald W. Fraulob. Donald W. Fraulob is the firm’s managing attorney. He also maintains an active practice in Social Security Disability, Workers’ Compensation, and Wills and Trusts, including health care directives and special needs trusts. He is knowledgeable in union pension plans and benefits and was counsel in a major class action case which enhanced the disability and retirement pensions for members of our law enforcement community.

Mr. Fraulob has been recognized as highly competent and ethical by his peers and has been awarded special acknowledgment in Top Lawyers in Northern California for many years. He is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a certified specialist in Workers’ Compensation. Mr. Fraulob is a Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board arbitrator. His advice and counsel is sought out by many attorneys throughout the Sacramento area.

Mr. Fraulob is a graduate of McGeorge School of Law of the University of the Pacific. He is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar, as well as federal district courts and all California Courts. He established the Student Law Center at California State University, Sacramento, and served as its first attorney/director. He is active in appellate litigation. Some of his appellate cases have resulted in extension of benefits in the Workers’ Compensation arena. He often speaks at legal conventions and seminars.