For Immediate Release
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Wal-Mart’s Employees Vote for a Union, So Wal-Mart Closes Down Instead of Negotiating With Them
WASHINGTON - Roughly two months ago the first collective bargaining agreement between Wal-Mart and unionized employees, who worked at a Wal-Mart tire and lube shop, was presented to Wal-Mart. At the time there was speculation that Wal-Mart would simply shut down the store instead of accepting the agreement as they did in 2005 in Jonquière, Quebec after its workers decided to join a union. Today Wal-Mart has announced that they will indeed shut down the tire and lube shop.
The following statement is attributed to Meghan Scott, Spokesperson for WakeUpWalMart.com.
"Once again Wal-Mart proves how anti-worker, and shamelessly anti-union, they are. Wal-Mart has fired workers and shut down a department simply because the workers chose to be represented by a union. Wal-Mart consistently shows that they put profit over people and this case is no exception. Wal-Mart should be ashamed that they so wantonly fired their employees."