BATTLE OVER CLOSED STORES GOES ON…

The stores are reopening, but the labor battle over Walmart's union-busting ruse is far from over. Reuter's reports in Unions file new Wal-Mart labor complaint related to store closure that:
Unions filed a second labor board complaint against Wal-Mart Stores Inc related to its temporary closure of a California store, claiming the retailer discriminated against activist workers by not transferring them to nearby stores. The retailer says the closure of the California store - and four others at the center of the first complaint - was justified by the need for extensive repairs. It says it has offered 75 percent of employees who sought a transfer an opportunity to do so. The United Food & Commercial Workers International Union, the AFL-CIO and an organization of Wal-Mart workers submitted the latest complaint to the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday, a spokeswoman for the UFCW said. The ongoing dispute dates back to April, when Wal-Mart closed five stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida and California citing the need for extensive plumbing and other repairs, affecting some 2,200 workers.
Sometimes I wonder if the right hand knows what the left hand is doing at Walmart. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

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