With the prospective strike of employees on Black Friday looming over failed talks to unionize,
Wal-Mart may face a major setback.
However, Wal-Mart is not new to receiving such attention. Most individuals either know Wal-Mart for its competitive prices or low employee wages.
In August 2012, Wal-Mart settled a case filed by the EEOC. In that case, Wal-Mart failed to provide or request additional information to effectively offer a temporary reasonable accommodation for a disability causing substantial limitations to an employee’s ability to perform his or her job. See http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/8-21-12.cfm.
Many hope that unionizing Wal-Mart’s workforce may assist in remedying employee complaints and concerns. Although unionizing may have some benefits such as prospectively remedying some employee complaints and negotiating more competitive benefits packages, it also may increase the bottom line of any business . . . including Wal-Mart.