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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced yesterday that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that a group of employees at one of its Maryland stores was not a legitimate bargaining unit, and that Wal-Mart did not have to allow a union election.

Reportedly, the NLRB said that the 50 employees pushing for a vote was not a big enough subset of the store's 400 employees to make an election appropriate.

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union filed the union election petition as part of its extended battle with Wal-Mart to try and unionize its employees. It is a battle, of course, that Wal-Mart continues to win.
KC's View:
It's going to be a great, extended battle. And more and more, we hear that there are an awful lot of people in the mainstream supermarket business who are, for the very first time, rooting for the UFCW.