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Friday, February 25, 2005

17-1: That's Too Close to Call

The Associated Press reports on a unionizing vote in the auto department of a Colorado Wal-Mart. Link.
Workers at a Wal-Mart Tire & Lube Express voted 17-1 against union representation Friday, rejecting efforts to establish what would have been the first union inside any Wal-Mart store in the United States.

A spokesman for the United Food and Commercial Workers who announced the outcome said the group will ask the National Labor Relations Board to throw the results out, saying no union member was allowed to observe the election and Wal-Mart added employees to the unit to dilute the strength of the union supporters.

Where did that spokesman come up with "supporters." 17-1 means that there was "a supporter." The vote does appear to show either of two things" (1) Wal-Mart employees do not read newspapers or watch television, or else they would know that their employer underpays them and mistreats them terribly; or (2) Wal-Mart employees know a lot more about their situation than the editors and publishers of MSM publications and producers and talking heads at MSM TV news departments.

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