Aug 4, 2008

"They were telling me How to Vote"

Recently, Wal-Mart has denied holding secret meetings with its department and store managers about the upcoming election. Apparently, they have been warning houemployees that if they vote for Democrats, that they will likely pass the Employee Free Choice Act - makeing it easier for workers to negotiate for better wages, benefits and working conditions. By the way - this is potentially illegal for Wal-Mart to be doing at all. For entire article, click here.

"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.

Oh, no! That means, if the Employee Free Choice Act passes, big businesses like Wal-Mart won’t get to keep ALL of the money for themselves. Workers will actually have a say in receiving great benefits, wages and better working conditions. DUH! That’s the point! So, why is that such a bad thing? Why do you think Wal-Mart is so afraid of allowing their workers the chance to achieve the “American Dream, too?” Read the true benefits of a union, here.

All of America’s workers should have the right to freely decide whom to vote for, and all of America’s workers should have the ability to form a union - free of employer pressure and intimidation.

You can ask the Federal Election Committee to investigate Wal-Mart’s potentially illegal intimidation, here. You can also take action against Wal-Mart by joining the Wake-Up Wal-Mart movement which is dedicated to making them a more responsible employer. Sign-up and show Wal-Mart that they MUST treat their workers better.

Related Article:
The Huffington Post

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