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The Good, The Bad, and Wal-Mart was written by Timothy Jordan, Class of 2008, UC-Hastings College of the Law, and legal intern for Workplace Fairness. Tim would like to acknowledge the research and editing assistance of his colleagues Paula Brantner, Glenn Simpson, and Eva Silverman, and the web design assistance of Midwest New Media, LLC. For comments on this report or expert commentary on workplace trends or employee rights for your next business, career, or labor story, contact Workplace Fairness Acting Executive Director Paula Brantner by email at [email protected] or by telephone at 415–362–7373.

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