Friday, August 01, 2008

Wal-Mart Sez: Democrats Bad for Business

The Wall Street Journal reported today that Wal-Mart's store managers and supervisors are trying to convince employees not to vote for Democrats this fall because it could mean unionization of the America's largest private employer. The Employee Free Choice Act, if passed, could swell union ranks by millions. Or so Wal-Mart and other employers fear.

Here's a bit from the Journal:
"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.

"If anyone representing Wal-Mart gave the impression we were telling associates how to vote, they were wrong and acting without approval," said David Tovar, Wal-Mart spokesman. Mr. Tovar acknowledged that the meetings were taking place for store managers and supervisors nationwide.
The article also mentioned the swing in Wal-Mart's party donations: While 12 years ago nearly all of the company's PAC money went to Republicans, today 48% goes to Democrats. Looks like Wal-Mart is bracing for an Obama presidency.

1 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Christopher said...

There was a "story" on the news today that asked: "Is Obama too fit to be president?"

Seriously. Democrats aren't just bad for business. They're bad for fatness.

1:13 AM  

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