One document extensively details Walmart's views on OUR Walmart and the United Food and Commercial Workers; as Hamilton Nolan sums that up:
The company's primary argument is an old one: unions only want to organize workers in order to reap more dues. (The dues that workers would pay, by the way, are a big $5 per month.) This is a case of a corporation mistaking a union's motives for those of a corporation. It also conveniently elides Walmart's own motivation in arguing against unions so vociferously: Walmart wants to reap more profits, by paying workers as poorly as possible.But more interesting is the document training managers how to walk the fine line between failing to adequately convey that Walmart thinks unions are no-good, bad, terrible things and breaking labor law by threatening or interrogating workers. The bottom line:
While Walmart's training scrupulously identifies what is and isn't legal when it comes to management intimidating workers away from organizing, in practice Walmart often engages in illegal intimidation and retaliation. Which is the real point of having managers call the labor relations hotline to report if workers stop talking when their boss enters the room.