Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is mobilizing its store managers and department supervisors around the country to warn that if Democrats win power in November, they'll likely change federal law to make it easier for workers to unionize companies -- including Wal-Mart.In and of itself, it is distasteful, but then you realized that they are going WAY beyond a memo to management:
"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.This is illegal and any attempt by the corporate PR folks to say that such meetings are "unauthorized" is pure BS.
"If anyone representing Wal-Mart gave the impression... they are wrong and acting without approval,"Translation: "Our senior Human Resources staff should choose their words more carefully when violating the National Labor Relations Act and other campaign laws."