In 1999 Gigante, one of Mexico's leading supermarket chains, launched into the US. In its effort to unionise Gigante USA, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) have recently made claims with which management begs to differ. Although management is at odds with statements made by the UFCW, it says it will not interfere with the decision of individual employees as to union membership. Steve Lewis examines the issue.