|Betty Dukes, left,
and plaintiff Christine Kwapnoski
were two of the named plaintiffs in the case
The Unsolved Problem of Labor: In a dissenting opinion, the court’s four liberal justices agreed the Wal-Mart case did not merit a class action, but would have taken a less narrow view of the requirements for a class action suit over back pay.
The US Supreme Court has dismissed the largest class action lawsuit in history, ruling against women alleging discrimination by US giant Wal-Mart.
The court ruled that 1.5 million women who said they were paid less because of gender must pursue action individually.
Plaintiffs had sought to unite more than a million women in their effort.The court accepted Wal-Mart’s argument that the women work in diverse jobs in stores across the US and do have not enough in common for a class action. via bbc.co.uk
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Herb Stein’s Law, IllustratedA smaller group of productive workers is being expected to carry more and more weight. This chart from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics illustrates Herb Stein’s Law: “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop,”