Every four years we get a trickle of stories about workplace intimidation over the election. Either a corporation’s CEO tells its workers to vote for a particular candidate, or they stuff propaganda in with their paycheck or in a company newsletter, or they simply say that they’ll have to fire workers if the “wrong” candidate wins. This kind of thing is probably as old as the US election process itself; the Gilded Age is filled with stories of this nature, of company functionaries punching ballots for their workers, and the like.
|By: David Dayen Thursday October 18, 2012 12:45 pm|
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UAW President Bob King tells a more revealing story about the union’s curious support for the NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade deal. In an interview with labor reporter Mike Elk for In These Times, King makes the shocking admission that the union endorsed the deal simply to “reward the [Obama] Administration for good behavior” just for including the unions in the discussions.