thousand. The unions can't stand that they don't control these two companies. They were losing $300m in dues by not having those two companies...an incentive to keep up the battle. The unions don't care about the employees, Wal-Mart pays more than alot of companies and has decent benefits. As stated on one post...they also hire people who might not find work anywhere else...physically handicapped, retired/older people etc. If people would just do homework they would find that Wal-Mart isn't as horrid as the unions would have us think.