WAL-MART: VOTE FOR OBAMA AND YOU COULD LOSE JOB
Published on Thursday, August 14, 2008 by Reuters
(Found on Common Dreams, http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/08/14/10996/)
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Labor groups on Thursday asked federal regulators to look into whether Wal-Mart Stores Inc broke the law during company meetings with store managers where it warned about the consequences of a proposed labor law backed by Democrats.
At issue is whether Wal-Mart’s discussion of the law, which would make it easier for workers to unionize, amounted to an effort to dissuade employees from voting for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Wal-Mart denies that it tried to influence voting.