Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Wal-Mart workers in Greeley want vote on union

A group of workers in a Greeley, Colorado Wal-Mart store are pushing to form a union . Interestingly, the effort is led by a 21 year college student:

This is a big fight, and that’s why I’m doing it,” said Jared West, 21, a senior at the University of Northern Colorado who has worked at Greeley’s newest Wal-Mart for two years. “I’m not the kind of person who can just sit there and allow (the company) to keep pushing people around. ... It scares me, but I’m not willing to back down. I don’t know if I’m going to be able to change it around here, but I’m going to try.
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