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Sunday, 13 February 2005 12:02

Wal-Mart Workers need your help

Sinister Thoughts blogger says, "the best strategy at this point is for the QFL to pursue Wal-Mart legally, while outside groups create the conditions for a boycott. That way, Wal-mart will be caught between the hammer and anvil. Boycott on!"

Rick Barnes works in Community Development and is a contributing editor to PEJ NEWS

Wal-Mart has announced it would close a store in Quebec after its employees joined a union. Workers in two Saskatchewan towns are close to joining a union as well. Here in BC workers at Wal-Mart Tire & Lube Express departments in Wal-Mart stores located in Surrey (Guildford Mall), Terrace, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Quesnel, Kamloops, and Langford (Victoria), have applied for union membership. They are waiting the decision of the Labour Board on the date of a vote.

There are calls for a boycott against Wal-Mart and I expect one to begin soon. UFCW is leading the effort to represent workers at Wal-Mart. Currently the union is seeking your support. You can sign the petition to Wal-Mart's CEO!

The world?s largest corporation is choosing to destroy the livelihoods of nearly 200 working families rather than accept a fair and impartial agreement defining workers wages and benefits.

To learn more on this go to Wal-Mart Workers Canada.

The blogger with the most on the fight for justice at Wal-Mart is Sinister Thoughts. Sinister in that the folks he talks about, exposes, are ones who deem his thoughts sinister.

When a boycott begins I will let you know here at  PEJ News, still you can find out perhaps a little quicker at Wal-Mart Workers Canada or Sinister Thoughts.
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 February 2005 12:02