Walmart Supply Chain Agencies Accused of Wage Theft
Critics say it is a labour market reminiscent of countries like China, yet it exists here in the American heartland of the Midwest.
But Bailey and many other Walmart warehouse workers say they have to endure an especially shocking hardship: wage theft. Already very low-paid, they allege their pay packets are sometimes skimmed and squeezed by the staffing agencies subcontracted to employ them.
“They prey on people living in precarious marginal circumstances. People living on the edge. If that was not the case, they could not do what they do,” Bailey said.