July 20, 2005

Manitoba Workers Reject Union -- Again...

You know that the unions will just keep trying... and trying... and trying:

Mississauga, ON, July 18, 2005: Wal-Mart Canada employees have refused being unionized by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) again, for the sixth time in less than two years. Results of a democratic vote to determine whether automotive sales and service employees in seven B.C. Wal-Mart stores would be represented by the UFCW were released on Friday by the British Columbia Labour Board. These Wal-Mart employees voted against union representation by the UFCW, and in favour of dealing directly with the company.

The UFCW now wants to represent just the tire and lube employees from seven stores, and the Labour Board has given them the thumbs up. Wal-Mart will object...

Posted by Kevin at 1:00 PM

March 9, 2005

No Union for Windsor, Ontario WM

As Bob noted, there was to be vote to unionize the WM in Windsor, Ontario. That vote failed 167-59 (press release):

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 9 /CNW/ - Wal-Mart associates in Windsor, Ontario, have voted resoundingly against being unionized by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW). In a democratic, secret-ballot vote held yesterday at the Windsor store, store associates in the union's proposed bargaining unit voted 167 to 59 against joining the union, representing a 74 percent majority of associates voting against certification. This marks the fourth time in less than two years that Wal-Mart Canada associates have voted against being represented by the UFCW.

This result does not include more than 50 additional ballots that were cast at Wal-Mart's request by hourly store associates who the union is attempting to exclude from the vote.

We hereby initiate a new category for ALP, "Associates Rejecting Unionization.

Also, please do not confuse Windsor, Ontario with Windsor, Colorado; in the latter there was a wild Supercenter debate, not union issues.

UPDATE: The UFCW, once again, charges WM with "intimidation", and demands another vote.

Posted by Kevin at 11:57 AM