The agreement is designed to resolve Walmart’s allegations that workers’ Black Friday protests were illegal.
Target doesn’t deny that its contractors lock all the doors on the graveyard shift.
After an initial meeting, Walmart has told a union-backed warehouse workers group it decided to break it off.
Representatives Waxman and Cummings say the documents appear to contradict Walmart’s story about the widening scandal.
The ruling brings warehouse workers one step closer to holding Walmart directly responsible for alleged retaliation and wage theft.
A labor official says the kind of auditing Walmart wants to bring to its US warehouses “led directly to the deaths of 112 people in Bangladesh.”
Protestors in Argentina hope international pressure can end Walmart's union-busting in the US.