Misc. Mondays: WalMart Went Union!

At least that’s what the unions want you to believe.  Actually, the very first WalMart in North America did become unionized earlier this month.  By North America, I mean in Quebec, Canada.  And by Canada, I mean a country that has labor labour laws similar to the Employee Free Choice Act and card check and arbitrated contracts.

So what does a unionized WalMart look like now?  Not a whole lot different then before.  After three years of negotiations and lengthy arbitration, the wage and benefit increased – promised by the union in return for a signed card – were rejected by the arbitrator.  In fact, “new workers at the store, in the small-community of Saint-Hyacinthe, south east of Montreal, will now find themselves paying union dues to a union that didn’t get them anything.

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