Wal-Mart closes only union department in North America

Unreal, finally a few workers became union in Wal-Mart, so they closed the section. Wal-Mart is a disgrace!

From PR Newswire:
Wal-Mart Watch Responds to Wal-Mart's Closure of Unionized Tire and Lube Express in Gatineau, Canada

Wal-Mart, anti-union, anti-workerWASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to Wal-Mart's closure of the recently unionized Gatineau, Quebec Tire and Lube Express, Wal-Mart Watch Executive Director David Nassar released the following statement:

"Wal-Mart's closure of the recently unionized Tire and Lube Express auto shop in Gatineau, Quebec shows how Wal-Mart is willing to do anything to keep its workers from receiving better wages, decent benefits or fairer
working conditions. The Gatineau workers have merely exercised their human rights under Canadian Law, something that is clearly unacceptable to Wal-Mart.

"Later today, Wal-Mart Watch will launch a new web site which features the real stories of Wal-Mart employees who are suffering under Wal-Mart's low-wage, low-benefit business model.

"The closure in Canada clearly shows that Wal-Mart has no desire to change."
Fuck you Wal-Mart, you are a huge reason that the American people are having hard financial problems and you had led they way to giving our jobs oversea's.

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Anonymous said...

I don't see why you think that Wal-Mart has to have unions, is it not better to have Wal-Mart stay in business and provide a service then to have to close it's doors, because it cannot meet with asinine demands of union parasites. I live in the Detroit area, and i see what unions do to the workers, they quit working hard because, well frankly they don't have to, they can't get fired they just have to give the minimum effort. I do understand that at one point in history unions did at least look like they helped America grow. BUT this is now mainly been replaced with the minimum wage and the liquidity of movement from job to job. Target has the exact same policy on unions. You WILL lose your job if you start one in a store. Most states are AT WILL employment states, which means that a company can fire you for any reason they want, also you can leave a company for any reason you want, unless you are under contract with that company. Target, Best Buy, Circuit City, Wal-Mart, hell MOST companies do not sign contracts, and they all treat their employees well, i have worked for 2 of the 4 companies and know people that have worked at all four and none of us had any major complains about our treatment as employees. We were given a decent wage and an expected amount of hours every week. The problem is not with the company, in this case Wal-Mart, but in your view that workers are owed more then the compensation that they EARN for their work.

Anonymous said...

Wal-Mart may be a disgrace, it is also a business.

Joe638NYC said...

Thank you for commenting.

Never in my statements "the unquoted text" did I state that Wal-Mart has to have a union, so your tangent about how unions destroyed Detroit is the equivalent of a round peg argument in a square hole story.

The point is that the auto-mechanics in Wal-Mart voted to be in a union with a majority vote, Wal-Mart refused to recognize their employees wishes, and it went to trial, the courts ruled with the workers and they then negotiated a contract whereby the workers got a $1.40 and hour raise to $9 an hour.

The workers were part of the tire shop, so Wal-Mart decided to close the section. Can you as a human being actually believe that it was a terrible thing that AUTO MECHANICS made $9 an hour?

Good luck with your AT WILL employment, ask my local bank telling manager how they felt when they learned that they have to work 2 extra years to retire because their bank decided it was what they would have to do.

A worker movement is drastically needed in this country, not just union workers, all of us, we need to tell business who their customers are and how they make their money.

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