Monday, July 31, 2006

Wal-Mart in China Creates a Union

Canadian Wal-Mart workers unionized in Jonquiere,Quebec. Wal-Mart promptly closed the store. Now Chinese Wal-Mart workers have formed a union.
The Wal-Mart workers were reported to have set up the union in Jinjiang, Quanzhou, in Fujian province.
Will Wal-Mart close that store? I doubt it. Wal-Mart can't afford to alienate China.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wal-Mart hates unions. I mean they HATE UNIONS. Wouldn't it be funny if all the Wal-Marts in China unionized? And how about all those sweat shop workers? Just suppose they unionized? And their union bargained for more wages for those sweat shop workers? And due to that they sold goods to Wal-Mart for more? And then due to that Wal-Mart had to raise their prices in the U.S?
Sam Walton successfully kept unions out of his store when he was alive. But Wal-Mart was a far different company when Sam was alive. I can imagine Sam is doing something we would call rolling over in his grave today. Wal-Mart has becomne a company that even Sam Walton wouldn't recognize today.