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United Press International reports that the "United Food and Commercial Workers lost its toehold in Canadian Walmart stores when workers in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, voted to decertify the union.

"The vote to end their union affiliation came on a 51-5 vote this week ... The union had been the Walmart workers' bargaining agent since 2008 but never negotiated a contract with the U.S. discount retailer, the CBC said.

"Union officials contended the decertification process was unfair but Canada's Supreme Court dismissed the union's request that it take up the matter, clearing the way for the vote."
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