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Union Labor Disputes

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Wal-Mart Canada

***** abstract presents a foreshadow for what would be the foundation for a full evaluative 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 of unions to recruit ***** employees. There is no better presentation than one that ***** ***** varying opinions in philosophy between unions and employers. In the United States, the retail giant Wal-Mart has been try*****g ***** fend off multiple attacks by organized labor as ***** retail conglomerate has had to consistently contend with what could be considered an increasingly turbulent work force. In June of 2004 for example, unions in the United States were making a concerted effort to plan ***** implement a multi-million dollar 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 ***** former ***** could sue the retailer for sex discrim*****ation in a cl*****ss-action lawsuit." (Ramstack, 2004)

The ***** 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 ***** and basic constitutional rights in a labor context. A detailed evaluation of the existing 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 ***** ***** labor factions or if those ***** will need to ***** reconsidered. ***** addition, this case holds legal intrigue which includes acts of inclusive destruction, fabrication, and suppression of evidence. As both sides are spending small f*****tunes on ***** representation and lobbying efforts, ***** ***** ***** will affect legal precedence for years ***** 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 ***** *****s back into ***** economy either directly or in*****. 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 *****o low. The treatment of female employees, turnover policies and other Human Resource ***** such as low value job creation have all be***** nightmarish concerns for the retailer. ***** position ***** been quite the opposite. "Wal-Mart Canada employs more than 65,000 Canadians and h***** ***** ranked Canada's best retail employer twice during the 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 than $35 million ***** Canadian charities. ***** Canada was 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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