(Reuters) - The United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) has stepped up efforts to organize employees at the world’s largest retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
UFCW’s efforts at the company, after a five-year lull, combine with its attempt to win Congressional support for a bill that makes unionizing easier, the paper reported.
Last month, Wal-Mart Treasurer Charles Holley had said the retailer was opposed to a bill introduced in the Congress that would let employees form a union if a majority signed authorization cards.
The paper said since Wal-Mart is the nation’s largest private sector employer with 1.4 million employees, the union’s campaign could have significant impact on the legislative debate and other actions to organize workers.
Wal-Mart could not be immediately reached for comment.
Reporting by Eric Yep in Bangalore; Editing by David Holmes
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