Victory? Wal-Mart Workers Unionize in Canada
by Pat Healy, Thu Dec 11, 2008 at 09:59:43 AM EST
I have some potentially great news.
Workers at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. outlet in Canada will be represented by a union after more than four years of legal challenges by the retailer, the United Food and Commercial Workers said.
The Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board granted union status yesterday to workers at a store in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, the group said in a statement today.
If this standing holds, this is very good news. We've got momentum and are chipping away at Wal-Mart union-busting policies one store at time.
Of course, there is always the threat that Wal-Mart shutters the store. But if we can successfully unionized another store, and then another, and then another... then Wal-Mart can't shut them all down, right?
It's a stiff challenge, but I'm going to be doing some work with Wake Up Wal-Mart this holiday season to make sure that this momentum continues.
I urge you all to join the good fight.