Walkouts Signal Increased Labor Tensions for Wal-Mart

“I think principally, Wal-Mart is driving a stake in the ground in an attempt to get the NLRB thinking about putting some limitations upon the unions that have engaged in this ongoing campaign against Wal-Mart." — Don Schroeder, attorne, Mintz Levin

WASHINGTON — Longstanding tensions between organized labor groups and Wal-Mart Stores ratcheted up last week at the kickoff to the holiday shopping season.

As SN went to press last week, Wal-Mart was seeking federal intervention to prevent employee groups from disrupting “Black Friday” sales at its stores, as a result of pickets and strikes threatened by union-backed groups of its own worker

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