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Friday, August 1, 2008


Employees of anti-union Wal-Mart are being told whom to vote for:
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is mobilizing its store managers and department supervisors around the country to warn that if Democrats win power in November, they'll likely change federal law to make it easier for workers to unionize companies -- including Wal-Mart.

In recent weeks, thousands of Wal-Mart store managers and department heads have been summoned to mandatory meetings at which the retailer stresses the downside for workers if stores were to be unionized.

But folks aren't fooled:
"The meeting leader said, 'I am not telling you how to vote, but if the Democrats win, this bill will pass and you won't have a vote on whether you want a union,'" said a Wal-Mart customer-service supervisor from Missouri. "I am not a stupid person. They were telling me how to vote," she said.

Wal-Mart says, "Wasn't me", but even if it wasn't explicitly said, you know that's the zeitgeist at Wal-Mart. Google "Wal-Mart union" if you don't believe me.

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