WAL-MART SEEKS TO CHALLENGE UNION VOTE

JACKSONVILLE, Texas -- Wal-Mart Stores said last week it would use all legal means to challenge a vote by meatcutters at its Wal-Mart Supercenter here to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union -- a vote that broke the company's longtime U.S. union barrier.The workers voted 7 to 3 on Feb. 17 to join UFCW Local 540, becoming the first union within Wal-Mart's 2,886 Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart Supercenter

JACKSONVILLE, Texas -- Wal-Mart Stores said last week it would use all legal means to challenge a vote by meatcutters at its Wal-Mart Supercenter here to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union -- a vote that broke the company's longtime U.S. union barrier.

The workers voted 7 to 3 on Feb. 17 to join UFCW Local 540, becoming the first union within Wal-Mart's 2,886 Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart Supercenter and Sam's Club stores in the United States. The vote came one day after the five-

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