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Union Labor Disputes

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***** Labor Disputes Canada

Wal-Mart Canada

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 Wal-Mart employees. There is no better presentation than one that presents the varying opinions in philosophy between unions ***** employers. In the United States, the retail giant Wal-Mart has been try*****g ***** fend off multiple attacks by organized labor as the retail conglomerate has had to consistently contend with ***** could be considered an increasingly turbulent work force. In June of 2004 for example, unions in ***** United States were making a concerted ef*****t to plan and implement a multi-million dollar campaign ***** 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 ********** employees could sue the retailer for sex discrim*****ation 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 ***** collective representation of employees, unfair labor practices and the *****sociated regulations, collective bargaining schemes, the scope of individual's rights for collective bargaining and basic constitutional ***** in a labor context. A detailed evaluation of the existing turbulence at ***** will present an excellent opportunity for identifying and assessing whether existing Canadian ***** statutes will be sufficient in meet*****g the objectives of both Wal-Mart ***** labor factions or if those ***** will need to ***** re*****. In addition, ***** case holds legal intrigue which includes acts ***** inclusive destruction, fabrication, and supp*****ssion of evidence. *****s both sides are spending small *****tunes on legal representati***** and lob*****ing eff*****ts, ***** ***** ***** 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, ***** was credited with adding nearly ten billion Canadian dollars back into ***** economy either directly or in*****. 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 offering wages and working conditions that are far *****o low. The treatment of female employees, turnover policies and o*****r Human Resource ***** such as low value job creation have all be***** nightmarish concerns ***** the retailer. ***** position h***** 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 ***** contributed more than $35 million ***** Canadian charities. ***** Canada ***** establ*****hed in 1994, is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, and operates 234 Wal-Mart discount stores ***** six SAM'S CLUBS in


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