More freedom for workers…in Canada

While American workers are being forced against their will to join labor unions via quickie elections and intimidation tactics, and right-to-work legislation is stalled in the New Hampshire legislature, our neighbors to the North are taking a stand against union abuses.

From CBC Canada:

Workers at a Wal-Mart in Gatineau, Que., are officially decertified from their union after just more than a year with their first collective agreement.

Quebec’s Labour Relations Commission removed the more than 150 workers, who are employed at a store on du Plateau Boulevard in the city’s Hull sector, from their union.

The Wal-Mart workers first joined the union, United Food and Commercial Workers Canada, in 2008. Then after two years of unsuccessful negotiations between the union and Wal-Mart, an arbitrator enforced a collective agreement in the summer of 2010.

“This follows an application made by our Hull associates earlier this year to decertify the union at their store,” said Andrew Pelletier, Wal-Mart’s vice president of corporate affairs and sustainability.

“Wal-Mart respects the decision of our Hull associates. They have made their views clear in this matter.”

Yes, you read that right. We are getting beat on the freedom front by Canada. What do you want to bet that if workers at U.S. WalMart stores made a similar move, the Obama National Labor Relations Board would find some way to interfere? As workers at Boeing and Delta Airlines have found out in recent months, this administration clearly believes that Americans aren’t capable of navigating the tricky waters of employment without the guiding hand – and iron fist – of Big Labor.

Author: Shawn Millerick

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