Walmart the worlds largest employer is in a battle with it’s employees who are planning a walkout on “Black Friday” a day widely held as the biggest commercial shopping day of the year. Well Walmart isn’t just going to let it go down like that, they’ve refused to commence to collective bargaining negotiations citing that the unions in charge of the move to strike is not the recognized union for Walmart employees. Hit the jump for more.
In its complaint Thursday, Wal-Mart said the United Food and Commercial Workers Union and its subsidiary known as OURWalmart is trying to force the store into collective bargaining even though it is not the official union for Wal-Mart’s employees. The UFCW represents over a million meat packers and food industry workers.
The complaint comes just days before Wal-Mart workers’ plan to stage nationwide walkouts on Black Friday, arguably the biggest holiday shopping day for any U.S. store. Union-backed groups OUR Walmart and Making Change at Wal-Mart, along with a watchdog group Corporate Action Network are calling on the country’s largest employer to end what they call retaliation against employees who speak out for better pay, fair schedules and affordable health care.