Skip to comments.Canadian Wal-Mart Seeking Union to Close
Posted on 02/09/2005 1:24:57 PM PST by SmithL
NEW YORK, (AP) --
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Wednesday it will close a Canadian store whose workers are on the verge of becoming the first ever to win a union contract from the world's biggest retailer.
Wal-Mart said it was shuttering the store in Jonquiere, Quebec, in response to unreasonable demands from union negotiators, that would make it impossible for the store to sustain its business. The United Food and Commercial Workers of Canada last week asked Quebec labor officials to appoint a mediator, saying that negotiations had reached an impasse.
"We were hoping it wouldn't come to this," said Andrew Pelletier, a spokesman for Wal-Mart Canada. "Despite nine days of meetings over three months, we've been unable to reach an agreement with the union that in our view will allow the store to operate efficiently and profitably."
Pelletier said the store will close in May. The retailer had first discussed closing the Jonquiere store last October, saying that the store was losing money.
The store in Jonquiere, about 100 miles north of Quebec City, became the first unionized Wal-Mart store in North America last September, after the bargaining unit was certified by provincial labor officials.
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Union: We demand more pay!
Store Owner: I can't afford to pay you more!
Union: We'll go on strike!
Store Owner: I quit!
Union: Hey...you can't do that...we'll all be out of a job.
Store Owner: Seeya!
LOL. The socialist scum got exactly what they deserved.
A lesson of the free market.
Who is John Galt?
Join the union and lose your job......... simple........
"Never Negotiate with Blackmailers," eh?
make that "extortionists"
You're right. One less store for the Communist Chinese to be making money from through Wal-Mart.
Beautiful. I love happy endings. Always look for the union label -- "Unemployed."
BTW as nearly as I can tell, the steel workers in Pueblo CO are still on strike. They went on strike in the early 90's, 50 cents apart at negotiations. Steel company hired scabs, a year later went non-union (not sure how that all happend) hired the scabs permanantly and offerd to hire the strikers too. A lot insisted thy'd win in court against the comapny and refused to work. On strike now for at least 10 years.
THOSE GUYS are darwin award prospects.
Way to go Wal-Mart!!!
Don't let the unions get in the door! It would be the death nail for Wal-Mart.
Stand up to them. I'm going shopping at Wal-Mart right now and buy something I don't even need.
Teamster here. You sound a lot like someone who inherited a whole lot of stocks and bonds from mommy and daddy and still live at home. Some of us out here work for a living. Some of us even make a living wage because we are Union. You may kiss my union a--.
HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! Another case of the stinking socialists screwing their own!
LMAO! That hit the nail on the head!
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