Canadian Wal-Martians reject union

(April 5, 2004) — (Mississauga, Ontario-Dow Jones/AP) -- Wal-Mart Canada employees in Jonquiere, Quebec, have rejected unionization by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. The United Food and Commercial Workers Canada union shows the vote against union representation at the Jonquiere store was 74 to 65. Wal-Mart says the vote shows that its workers choose to deal directly with the company instead of having third-party representation. The union vowed to continue its organizing efforts and says workers at the Canada store can apply for a new vote in a few months.