Saturday, August 9, 2008

Walmart's Anti-Democrat Strategy

The Wall Street Journal and MSNBC reported that managers at Walmart have been told to pass the word around to the employees that electing Democrats in November might threaten their jobs. Walmart fears unionizing efforts by Democrats.

The story says:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is mobilizing U.S. store managers to lobby against Democrats in November's presidential election, fearing they will make it easier for workers to unionize, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

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

About a dozen employees who attended meetings in seven states said executives argued employees would have to pay hefty union dues and get nothing in return, and might have to go on strike without compensation. They also warned that unionization could force the company to cut jobs as labor costs rise, the Journal reported.

I would imagine that Democrats all throughout America would be advised to stop shopping at Walmart Stores and pass that information on to hteir friends and families. The power of the dollar ought to serve as a good lesson to the GOP-friendly Walmart executives.

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