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Union Labor Disputes

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Union Labor Disputes 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 ***** likes of Canadian labor legislation, local labor dispute resolutions and the intervention on the part ***** unions to recruit ***** employees. There is no better presentation than one that ***** ***** 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 the retail conglomerate ***** ***** to consistently contend with what could be considered an increasingly turbulent work force. In June of 2004 for example, unions in ***** ***** States were making a concerted effort to plan and implement a multi-million dollar campaign to organize Wal-Mart's existing and potential employees. "Union leaders say their chances for organizing Wal-Mart *****ers shot up this week when a federal judge in San Francisco said 1.6 million current ***** former employees ***** sue the retailer for sex discrimination in a cl*****ss-action lawsuit." (Ramstack, 2004)

The Wal-Mart situation covers a full spectrum of legal concerns such as the acquisition and termination of collective representation of employees, unfair labor practices and the *****sociated regulations, collective bargaining schemes, ***** scope of individual's rights for collective bargaining and basic constitutional ***** in a labor context. A detailed evaluation of the exist*****g turbulence at ***** will present an excellent opportunity for identifying ***** assessing whether existing Canadian labor statutes will be sufficient in meet*****g the objectives of both Wal-Mart and labor factions or if those ***** will need ***** be re*****. In addition, this case holds legal intrigue which includes acts ***** inclusive destruction, fabrication, and supp*****ssion of evidence. As both sides are spending small fortunes on legal representati***** and lobbying efforts, the labor ***** ***** 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, ***** was credited ***** adding nearly ten billion Canadian dollars back in***** the eco*****my either directly or indirectly. At a time ***** 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 are far too low. The treatment of female employees, turnover policies and o*****r Human Resource concerns such as low value job creation have all become nightmarish ***** ***** 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 years by international human-resources firm Hewitt Associates and Report on Business Magazine. The company is committed to community involvement and has contributed more ***** $35 million ***** Canadian charities. Wal-Mart Canada ***** established in 1994, is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, and operates 234 Wal-Mart discount stores ***** six SAM'S CLUBS in

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