The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel has issued a consolidated complaint against Walmart, alleging that the company violated the rights of its employees as a result of activities surrounding employee protests in 14 states.

The Office of the General Counsel informed Walmart that complaints were authorized in November of 2013, but withheld issuing the complaints to allow time for settlement discussions.  The discussions have not been successful and a consolidated complaint has been issued regarding some of the alleged violations of federal law.  More than 60 Walmart supervisors and one corporate officer are named in the complaint.

Cases were consolidated to avoid unnecessary costs or delay.  Walmart must respond to the complaint by Jan. 28, 2014.  No hearing date has been set.  The Office of General Counsel has authorized or issued complaints in other Walmart cases and additional charges remain under investigation.