Wal-Mart Warns Of Democratic Win

Wal-Mart Warns Of Democratic Win

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Wal-Mart is mobilizing its store managers and warning them that a Democratic win in November likely will result in legislation that makes it easier for employees to unionize companies. Wal-Mart stresses the downside for workers if the stores become unionized, but the company insists it has not told employees how to vote in the upcoming election.

Wal-Mart managers who attended mandatory meetings say company executives claim employees would have to pay union dues, while receiving nothing in return, and could be forced to strike without pay. They also claim unionization would result in lost jobs because of rising labor costs.

“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,’” says a Wal-Mart customer-service supervisor from Missouri. “I am not a stupid person. They were telling me how to vote.”

Wal-Mart’s primary concern is with the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which companies say would allow unions to add millions of new members. “We believe EFCA is a bad bill and we have been on record as opposing it for some time,” Wal-Mart spokesperson David Tovar says.

To read the full Wall Street Journal story, click here.

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4 comments on “Wal-Mart Warns Of Democratic Win

  1. Anonymous

    This action by Wal-Mart is the type of pressure that can be put on magement employees. It was done ever year for United Way in my company, we were forced to give something. Wal-Mart has the right to suport the people that would oppose the EFCA act, but thats where it stops. If at all possible I will never shop at Wal Mart again. Its another way that the Bush people are trying to take away our freedoms.

  2. Anonymous

    Leave it to Wal Mart to continue to try to keep the working man down. They are only worried about their profits, and not about the employees who have made them the evil juggernaut they are today. Boycott Wal Mart! Vote democrat!

  3. Anonymous

    This action by Wal-Mart is the type of pressure that can be put on magement employees. It was done ever year for United Way in my company, we were forced to give something. Wal-Mart has the right to suport the people that would oppose the EFCA act, but thats where it stops. If at all possible I will never shop at Wal Mart again. Its another way that the Bush people are trying to take away our freedoms.

  4. Anonymous

    Leave it to Wal Mart to continue to try to keep the working man down. They are only worried about their profits, and not about the employees who have made them the evil juggernaut they are today. Boycott Wal Mart! Vote democrat!