Walmart vs UFCW

I read a news article talking about the fight between Wal-Mart and the United Food and Commercial Workers union. I’m not going to link to the article because it’s not really all that relevant to what I’m going to say.

On one hand we have Wal-Mart, a company known for paying low wages, with low benefits, and who tends to move in and force others out of business. On the other hand we have the UFCW union who’s known for doing nothing that actually benefits its members. I’ve never worked for Wal-Mart and I don’t shop there, so it’s hard for me to speak on how they treat employees. I have on the other hand, worked for a grocery store that required membership in the UFCW. I can tell you from experience that the only thing they did was collect money from the workers. I at no point did I feel I was making decent money due to the union. I did however fully understand that if I didn’t pay money each month, I would loose the privilege of standing at a cashier counter watching people buy food I couldn’t afford.

In my final analysis of who’s right and who’s wrong here, I’ve decided there is no right or wrong. They are both large entities trying to make as much money as possible for the people who have control. No matter who wins, the worker looses