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Unformatted text preview: them from making their voices heard with a union. Wal‐Mart would even close its store rather than acknowledge workers' right to a union. Monday, 20 September 2010 21st Century Labor Unions… ORGANIZING (CONTINUED) Growth Areas • Among fastest growing unions are those representing service workers: American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) In February 2005, Wal‐Mart announced it was shutting down its Jonquiere, Quebec store where workers had unionized six months earlier to have a voice on the job. Nearly 200 working families will lose their jobs and livelihoods. Rather than reach a fair and impartial wage and benefit settlement with workers, Wal‐Mart would rather close stores, eliminate worker's jobs and make the entire community suffer. Wal‐Mart suppresses its workers' democratic right to choose through management techniques, labor busting teams, and unfair intimidation. Federal labor law charges have been filed on behalf of Wal‐Mart workers in 25 states. From 199...
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