UNION DOUBTS WAL-MART'S CLAIMS

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here said its decision to eliminate the retailer's first and only department to unionize had been in the works for months, long before the 10 meat-cutters at a Jacksonville, Texas supercenter voted two weeks ago to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.The UFCW, however, said it doubts Wal-Mart's explanation.The company said it plans to roll out case-ready

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here said its decision to eliminate the retailer's first and only department to unionize had been in the works for months, long before the 10 meat-cutters at a Jacksonville, Texas supercenter voted two weeks ago to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.

The UFCW, however, said it doubts Wal-Mart's explanation.

The company said it plans to roll out case-ready meats at 180 supercenters and neighborhood markets in six states, inc

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