Nordstrom's Union Faces A Recall Vote

Nordstrom's fight against its union may be entering its final phase. On July 17 and 18, employees in five Seattle-area Nordstrom department stores will decide whether to decertify their union, Local 1001 of the United Food & Commercial Workers. That's the union that barraged Nordstrom with negative publicity and lawsuits last year. Its main charge: that the Seattle-based retailer was violating hourly wage laws by forcing employees to work unpaid overtime to attend company meetings, stock shelves, and provide extra services such as home delivery to customers.

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