Wall Street Journal today reports that Wal-Mart has mobilized for the fall election.
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 recent weeks, thousands of Wal-Mart store managers and department heads have been summoned to mandatory meetings at which the retailer stresses the downside for workers if stores were to be unionized.
Wal-Mart Watch, the labor-funded truth squad against Wal-Mart bullying, comments:
Today's Wall Street Journal story demonstrates once again that Wal-Mart intimidates its workers. Whether it is locking them in the company's stores, pressuring them to keep working even after they have clocked out, or giving them "instruction" about their vote, Wal-Mart has consistently exhibited unique examples of unethical behavior that often raise legal questions.
UPDATE: Wal-Mart denies all.