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Cross-posted at the Writing on the Wal.

On February 17, 2000, meatcutters at Wal-Mart’s Jacksonville, Texas store voted to join an indepedent trade union.  This was the culmination of the only successful organizing campaign at any Wal-Mart in the United States.  A few days after the vote, Wal-Mart announced that it would be switching to pre-packaged, case-ready meat at all its stores nationwide.  The dispute as to whether this was a direct response to the organizing campiagn is still under litigation, but looking back at this incident I find the response of the Wal-Flack who talked to In These Times particularly twisted: MORE