For Immediate Release
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."
This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.
Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do.