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Unions

WALMART

Union Labor Disputes

***** Canada

***** ***** Disputes Canada

Wal-Mart Canada

***** 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 ***** dispute resolutions and the intervention on the part of unions to recruit ***** employees. There is no better presentation than one that presents ***** varying opinions in philosophy between unions ***** employers. In the United States, the ***** giant Wal-Mart has been try*****g ***** fend off multiple attacks by organized labor as ***** retail conglomerate has had to consistently contend with ***** could be considered an increasingly turbulent work force. ***** June of 2004 for example, unions in the United States were making a concerted effort to plan and implement a multi-million doll*****r campaign to organize Wal-Mart's existing and potential employees. "Union leaders say their chances for organizing Wal-Mart workers shot up this week when a federal judge in San Francisco said 1.6 million current and ********** ***** ***** sue the retailer for sex discrimination in a class-action lawsuit." (Ramstack, 2004)

The ***** situation covers a full spectrum ***** legal concerns such as ***** acquisition and termination of collective representation of employees, unfair ***** practices and the *****sociated regulations, ***** bargaining schemes, ***** scope ***** individual's rights for 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 and assessing whe*****r existing Canadian ***** statutes will be sufficient in meet*****g the objectives of both ***** and labor factions or if those ***** will need ***** ***** reconsidered. In addition, ***** case holds legal intrigue which includes acts of inclusive destruction, fabrication, and suppression of evidence. As both sides are spending small f*****tunes 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, Wal-Mart was credited ***** adding nearly ten billion ***** dollars back in***** the eco*****my either directly or indirectly. At a time when globalization and technological advances have helped Wal-Mart to exp***** and turn consistent profits, the retailer has been outwardly criticized for *****ing wages and working conditions that are far *****o low. The treatment of female employees, turnover policies and o*****r Human Resource concerns such as ***** value job creation have all become nightmarish concerns for the retailer. Wal-Mart's position has been quite the opposite. "Wal-Mart Canada employs more than 65,000 Canadians ***** has ***** 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. ***** 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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