Retailer critics take war to Web
Lynda Edwards - Arkansas Democrat Gazette
January 29, 2006
When Gregg Wells became violently ill at work, he thought it was a flu bug an ex-Marine like himself could shake.
Wells, 27, works the night shift at a London, Ky., Wal-Mart distribution center, moving groceries in what he calls a “freezer the size of a football field.” Welders were working on freezer racks Dec. 2 when Wells said nausea and migraines struck about a dozen workers.
Wells got home and collapsed on the bathroom floor, where he stayed for two hours. His wife took him to the emergency room when he could stand.
His co-workers told Wal-Mart Stores Inc. managers they were concerned that the welding created toxic fumes. Wells said managers responded with disciplinary action against workers who used sick leave during the two-week welding project.
Most of the workers had never heard of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. But one had visited the Web site of Wake-Up Wal-Mart, an online Washington, group and thorn in Bentonville-based Wal-Mart’s side.
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