Texas Judge Bars Walmart Workers From Protesting

By Carla Murphy Jun 10, 2014

A Texas judge last week issued a temporary restraining order barring OURWalmart and others from protesting on or around Walmart store properties in the state. Judges in at least five other states have issued similar injunctions over the last couple of years, writes Ryan Williamson, an adviser to unions watch group Worker Center Watch. This Texas ruling is only a snippet of the ongoing, behind-the-scenes legal war over whether and how Walmart, fast-food, retail, college football players and other low-wage or unpaid workers can protest and ultimately, unionize. 

A hearing to appeal the temporary restraining order is scheduled for June 16. 

(h/t Washington Free Beacon)