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.“