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Tell the FEC to Investigate Wal-Mart for Electioneering

Putting an end to Wal-Mart's anti-union tactics.

American Rights at Work is demanding the Federal Election Commission investigate Wal-Mart for electioneering.  This comes on the heels of The Wall Street Journal's report that exposed Wal-Mart for telling its employees not to vote for Barack Obama and other pro-worker candidates who support the Employee Free Choice Act.  Over 40,000 people have already signed the petition from American Rights at Work, which they're planning to deliver to the FEC this Thursday. 

As I reported earlier, EFCA would enable workers to unionize more easily, fostering job stability, fair wages, and adequate health care benefits.  To be sure, it would be a  nightmare for Wal-Mart, which has already spent millions quashing employees' efforts to unionize using intimidation, discrimination, retaliation, and rapid response teams flown in on private jets.  According to Michael Whitney of America Rights at Work, Wal-Mart's latest anti-union propaganda ploy wasn't the company's first assault on EFCA either.  Wal-Mart has been funding the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, a $30 million campaign that belies its name by working on behalf of anti-union lobbyists and right-wing policy groups to spread lies about EFCA and the candidates who back it.
ZP Heller is the editorial director of Brave New Films. He has written for The American Prospect, AlterNet, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Huffington Post, covering everything from politics to pop culture.
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