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Union Labor Disputes

Wal-Mart Canada

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This abstract presents a foreshadow for what would be the foundation for a full ev*****luative report on the retail giant Wal-Mart and the effects recent labor disputes have had on the likes of Canadian labor legislation, local ***** dispute resolutions and ***** intervention on the part ***** unions to recruit Wal-Mart employees. There is no *****tter presentation than one that ***** the varying opinions in philosophy between unions ***** employers. In the United States, the ***** giant Wal-Mart has been trying to fend off multiple attacks by organized labor as ***** retail conglomerate ***** had to consistently contend with what could be considered an increasingly turbulent work force. ***** June of 2004 for example, unions in the ***** States were making a concerted ef*****t to plan and implement a multi-million dollar campaign ***** organize Wal-Mart's existing ***** potential employees. "Union leaders say *****ir chances for organizing Wal-Mart workers shot up this week when a federal judge in San Francisco said 1.6 million current and former ***** could sue the retailer for sex discrimination in a class-action lawsuit." (Ramstack, 2004)

The ***** situation covers a full spectrum ***** legal concerns such as the acquisition and termination of collective representation of employees, unfair labor practices and the associated regulations, ***** bargaining schemes, ***** scope ***** individual's rights ***** collective bargaining and basic constitutional ***** in a labor context. A detailed evaluation of the exist*****g turbulence at Wal-Mart will present an excellent opportunity for identifying ***** assessing whether existing Canadian ***** statutes will be sufficient in meet*****g the objectives of both ***** and labor factions or if those ***** will need to be re*****. In addition, this case holds legal intrigue which includes acts ***** inclusive destruction, fabrication, and suppression of evidence. As both sides are spending small f*****tunes on legal representation and lobbying efforts, the ***** ***** will affect legal precedence for years to come. These proceedings also offer an opportunity to review how the legal situation migrated to this point.

In 2003, Wal-Mart was credited with adding nearly ten billion ***** ********** back into ***** economy either directly or indirectly. At a time when globalization and technological advances have helped Wal-Mart to expand and turn consistent profits, the retailer has been outwardly criticized for *****ing wages ***** working conditions that ***** far too low. The treatment of female employees, turnover policies and o*****r Human Resource concerns such as ***** value job creation have all become nightmarish concerns ***** the retailer. Wal-Mart's position has been quite the opposite. "Wal-Mart Canada employs more than 65,000 Canadians ***** has been ranked Canada's best retail employer twice during ***** past three ***** by international human-resources firm Hewitt Associates and Report on Business Magazine. The company is committed to community involvement and ***** contributed more ***** $35 million ***** Canadian charities. Wal-Mart Canada was established in 1994, is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, and operates 234 Wal-Mart discount stores and six SAM'S CLUBS in


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