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displacedyankeedem Donating Member (538 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 09:25 PM
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Does Target Have Unionized Employees?
I'm a college student and hate non-unionized Wal-Mart, but we have a Target not too far away? I'd feel better shopping at a company that allows their workers to unionize. So my question is, do they?
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NEOBuckeye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 09:26 PM
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1. Nope. They're as anti-union as Wal-Mart
Edited on Wed Nov-10-04 09:41 PM by NEOBuckeye
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UPDATE: Wrong link.

Though they do generally treat their employees much better than Wal-Mart does, they are by no means free of abuses. I spent four years with the company, working under a couple of really awesome, out-of-this-world managers, as well as one so criminally bad that she ought to have been fired on at least 10 different occasions for gross incompetence and employee abuse. Guess which archtype won out in my store, and I'll tell you why I'm not there now. :)
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 09:28 PM
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2. No.
At least not the Target in Overland Park Kansas where my brother works.

However, Target is somewhat better an employer than Wal-Mart. They not only don't require employees to work off the clock, but send them home once they've reached 40 hours in a given week.

I suppose the best way to find out what if any stores have unionized employees would be to contact the AFL-CIO or some other umbrella organization that might know.
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 09:29 PM
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3. Nope, Almost zero department stores are unionized.
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