The Canadian retail scene became a little more crowded last week when U.S.-based Target began opening stores. These openings are the latest chapter in a longer, tumultuous story.
Familiar to some due to cross-border shopping, Target appeared on many Canadians' radar screens last year with the announcement that the corporation would be acquiring over 200 Zellers locations. But even more significant for many Canadians was the news that thousands of Zellers workers would be losing their jobs as a result.
All new Target employees are forced to watch this video so that they are indoctrinated into fearing unions. It's filled with misrepresentations, deceptions, and even outright lies, because Target knows that its employees desperately need a union.
If you're a Target employee, please don't be deceived by your bosses. Target Corporation made over 2.9 billion dollars last year. You deserve better wages, benefits, and working conditions, and your employer can afford to give them to you.
If you want to learn more about your rights and are interested in organizing, please contact the Industrial Workers of the World, a union for all workers that can help empower you on the job:
Many Canadians know that U.S. retail giant, Target, is coming to Canada. What most people do not know is that thousands of Canadians will be losing their jobs as a result.
Target will be taking over more than 100 Zellers stores. Some of these locations are being re-assigned to other large retailers, but most will be converted to Target stores. Yet the people who currently work in these stores are being let go. There could be up to 15,000 job losses. It does not seem to matter how many years of loyal service workers have provided, how many customers have praised their work, or how many children they are supporting on their wages.