Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Wal-Mart's Union Woes: The Continuing Saga

Wal-Mart is in the news again, this time for allegedly bribing some of its employees to report back on union activities. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that former Vice Chairman Tom Coughlin may have paid associates under the table in return for "outing" pro-union employees.

Wal-Mart has had its problems with unions in the past, but using a "slush-fund" to secretly purchase names friendly to unions is a far cry from simply voicing a public opposition to company unionization. Apparently it's illegal, as the United Food and Commercial Workers' Union has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board.

Read the entire Reuters report here.

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