Wal-Mart sues unions for trespassing

Labor groups including the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union have engaged in “disruptive tactics” at several stores, according to the suit

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has filed trespassing claims against a grocery workers union and several other groups that have protested on the grounds of its stores in Florida.

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, its subsidiary OUR Walmart and several other defendants broke state law by trespassing and picketing at several Wal-Mart stores during the past eight months, according to the lawsuit. Wal-Mart employees in the U.S. are not unionized, but the store has still attracted the ire of labor groups lobbying for higher pay, better benefits and steady hours.

Alanna Byrne

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