UFCW, Wal-Mart Bargaining in Texas Meat Case

A bargaining unit of butchers at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Jacksonville, Texas — the first and only group to win union representation at a Wal-Mart store in the U.S. — has begun bargaining talks with the retailer after almost a decade of legal battles.

TYLER, Texas — A bargaining unit of butchers at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Jacksonville, Texas — the first and only group to win union representation at a Wal-Mart store in the U.S. — has begun bargaining talks with the retailer after almost a decade of legal battles.

The workers won representation from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 540 here in 2000, but their jobs were eliminated when Wal-Mart when to a pre-packaged meat program in all its stores that year. An admini

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