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August 15, 2008
Eight automotive department employees at a Walmart near Ottawa won an arbitrator-imposed contract after voting for UFCW representation, becoming the giant retailer's only location in North America with a collective bargaining agreement. Two months later the company closed the department. Three years earlier Walmart had closed an entire store on the same day the government announced an arbitrator would impose a contract agreement there.

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Updated: Aug. 15 (08:43)

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Another Sad Day for American Labor
Updated On: Oct 14, 2011

Oct. 14, 2011 | In the streets there are millions of voices demanding an economy for U.S. workers and what does Congress do? It votes against The American Jobs Act. Why pass more glorified offshore outsourcing and corporate tax haven deals under the guise of NAFTA-like trade agreements? As predicted, already the South Korean press is saying this bad trade deal will allow them to flood the U.S. market with cheap autos and parts. Read more at EconomicPopulist.org   Related: "It is a shameful day when the U.S. Congress votes against its own people." General President Hoffa's official statement on the free trade agreements.


 
 
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