This video from the USA says about itself:
The decade-long struggle surrounding Dukes v. Wal-Mart represents a functional and highly effective model on how to change the odds in favor of common people facing much more powerful corporate interests.
Whether the Supreme Court rules in favor of class action status or not, the case has already forced Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer and employer, to recognize that its employment practices have been biased against women. Initiated by Impact Fund and Equal Rights Advocates, along with three private firms, the case has forced a process of fundamental change within Wal-Mart‘s corporate culture that otherwise never would have happened.
These legal efforts, along with years of commitment by the six named plaintiffs, have empowered well over a million women to stand up to a corporate giant and demand their rights under the law.
See also here.
US Supreme Court undermines class action lawsuits in Wal-Mart ruling: here.
Martori Farms: Abusive Conditions at Key Wal-Mart Supplier. Victoria Law, Truthout: “The Arizona Department of Corrections has sent its prisoners to work for private agricultural businesses for almost 20 years. The farm pays its imprisoned laborers two dollars per hour, not including the travel time to and from the farm. Women on the Perryville Unit are assigned to Martori Farms, an Arizona farm corporation that supplies fresh fruits and vegetables to vendors across the United States (Martori is the exclusive supplier to Wal-Mart’s 2,470 Supercenter and Neighborhood Market stores)”: here.