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February 21, 2005

DOL Inspector General to Investigate Wal-Mart Deal

According to this story and author Stephen Greenhouse says "several career department officials said that Wal-Mart had improper control over what the department could say because the settlement stated that Wal-Mart and the department would 'develop the terms of any joint or separate statement' about the agreement." The seeming creative control by Wal-Mart over the press release is one of the more obvious slimy aspects of the deal, and while the Labor Department denies that Wal-Mart exercised such control, they have yet to explain the mystery of the two press releases. [Note that the DOL due to the public scrutiny has restored the original press release to the DOL web site since my blog post.]

Posted by Nathan at February 21, 2005 09:45 AM