This culture is responsible for a company of this magnitude to be able to sustain its entrepreneurial spirit decade after decade. In early days, Wal-Mart achieved remarkable growth rates and was the first trillion-dollar company in the world. With amazing success came criticism. Wal-Mart once held the record for being sued the maximum number of times. Its practices and culture were held responsible for killing small local retailers. It was also criticized for gender-based discrimination, it’s overtime policies, and using sweatshop products. Go to Walmarts Website and review the employment benefits it offers All the benefits you need for you and your family: Multiple health plan options Vision & dental plans for you & dependents Associate discounts in-store and online Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more Education assistance for Associate and dependents Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you: Explain how viable employee relations practices have contributed to Wal-Marts success as an employer. Speculate on the contribution that employee benefits have in relation to the success of Wal-Marts employment practices. Predict the major effects that the organizational culture and the use of performance criteria could have on the establishment of a union. Speculate on why you believe Wal-Mart has not been effectively unionized over the years. Provide a rationale for your response. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the students name, the professors name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Summarize the differences between employee relations and labor relations. Examine the relationship between management and unions.