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Report: Wal-Mart files unfair U.S. labor practice charge against union


Bentonville, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Thursday filed an unfair labor practice charge against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, requesting that the National Labor Relations Board halt alleged unlawful attempts to disrupt Wal-Mart’s business.

Wal-Mart spokesman David Tovar told Reuters that the retailer cannot allow the UFCW to “continue to intentionally seek to create an environment that could directly and adversely impact our customers and associates. If they do, they will be held accountable,” he said.

The move comes week before what is projected to be the largest organized action against Wal-Mart, as a small group of Walmart workers prepare to strike on Black Friday. Numerous other protests and rallies have taken place outside Walmart stores around the country, as workers push for better wages, increased benefits and improved working conditions.

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