Wal-Mart unionization drive fails

Workers at Quebec store latest to reject attempts to organize
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 08/17/2004

The latest attempt to unionize a Wal-Mart store has failed.

Workers in Jonquière, Que. rejected a bid by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) to unionize in a vote on Friday night. A total of 139 of 144 eligible workers voted.

In a statement, Wal-Mart said it is commited to being a great employer and pointed out that it was named the best retail employer in Canada by Hewitt Associates and it also made the list of the top 50 employers in Canada.