UFCW Canada, Wal-Mart Settle Web Case

MONTREAL — Wal-Mart Canada and the United Food and Commercials Workers union have reached a settlement in a legal dispute over a union website, walmartworkerscanada.ca.

MONTREAL — Walmart Canada [3] and the United Food and Commercials Workers union have reached a settlement in a legal dispute over a union website, walmartworkerscanada.ca [4].

Walmart Canada in 2009 sought an injunction against the labor-rights website on copyright infringement, arguing among other things that the site used a logo similar to that of the retailer. Although neither side disclosed the particulars of the settlement, reports noted the website no longer displayed the “spark” logo.

"This is a huge victory for Walmart workers and their ability to freely communicate on the Internet," Wayne Hanley, president of UFCW Canada, said in a statement.