November 19, 2012
Wal-Mart's Union Worries for Black Friday?
In a sign that recent union campaigns against Wal-Mart are beginning to have an effect, Wal-Mart has just filed a charge with the NLRB asking for an injunction against planned Black Friday pickets at the company's stores. Wal-Mart's argument is that the union--more precisely, one of its alleged affiliates--is conducting these pickets as part of a demand for representation. Based on what I've read thus far, I don't see it, but check out this article from the Nation which, no matter your view on the topic, provides a very good description of the issues, including quotes from a who's-who lineup. An article by Steven Greenhouse is worth reading as well. Finally, Michael Duff points out this video related to the protests.
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