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In Canada, the CBC reports that “after a five-year battle between company and union, Weyburn, Sask., is now home to the only unionized Wal-Mart in Western Canada. The retail store in southeast Saskatchewan has been officially certified, according to a 71-page decision from the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board that was released Monday.”

Walmart Canada reportedly plans to fight the certification in the courts, arguing that there was no actual employee vote on the certification. However, the retailer has been ordered to begin negotiations with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).

KC's View:
Hope the employees at the Weyburn store have been putting money aside. Because if Walmart can’t achieve decertification in the courts, that store is going to be found to be unproductive and unnecessary…and almost certainly will be closed.

After all, in Canada that seems to Walmart’s ultimate response to union organizers.

Sort of like the Doomsday Machine in “Star Trek.”