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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 ***** ***** likes of Canadian labor legislation, local labor dispute resolutions and the intervention on the part ***** unions to recruit ***** employees. There is no *****tter presentation than one that ***** ***** varying opinions in philosophy between unions and employers. In the United States, the ***** giant Wal-Mart has been try*****g to fend off multiple attacks by organized labor as ***** retail conglomerate has ***** to consistently contend with ***** could be considered an increasingly turbulent work force. In June of 2004 for example, unions in the ***** States were making a concerted ef*****t to plan ***** implement a multi-million dollar campaign ***** organize Wal-Mart's existing and 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 ********** employees could sue the retailer for sex discrimination in a cl*****ss-action lawsuit." (Ramstack, 2004)

The ***** situation covers a full spectrum ***** legal concerns such as the acquisition and termination of collective re***** of employees, unfair ***** practices and the associated regulations, collective bargaining schemes, the scope ***** individual's rights ***** collective bargaining and basic constitutional rights in a labor context. A detailed evaluation of ***** exist*****g turbulence at Wal-Mart will present an excellent opportunity for identifying and assessing whether existing Canadian labor statutes will be sufficient in meeting the objectives of both Wal-Mart ***** labor factions or if those ***** will need to be reconsidered. ***** addition, this case holds legal intrigue which includes acts ***** inclusive destruction, fabrication, and suppression of evidence. As both sides are spending small *****tunes on ***** representation and lobbying eff*****ts, ***** labor *****s 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 ***** adding nearly ten billion Canadian dollars back into ***** eco*****my either directly or indirectly. At a time ***** globalization and technological advances have helped Wal-Mart to exp***** and turn consistent profits, the retailer has been outwardly criticized for offering wages ***** working conditions that ***** far *****o low. The treatment of female employees, turnover policies and other Human Resource concerns such as low 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 and has ***** 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 has 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 ***** six SAM'S CLUBS in


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