Friday, August 15, 2008

Another Reason To Boycott WalMart

from Wake Up WalMart calls on the FEC for an immediate investigation into Wal-Mart's mandatory political meetings

In the months leading to the 2008 elections, and with the blessing of corporate headquarters, Wal-Mart stores across the country held mandatory political meetings aimed at scaring workers away from voting for Democrats. It took just a few short days for pro-worker groups, like our own, to collect over 60,000 signatures from citizens demanding that the FEC investigate Wal-Mart's potentially illegal actions.

Today, those signatures will be hand-delivered to the FEC, along with a formal complaint against Wal-Mart.

Amazingly, the story keeps getting worse for Wal-Mart. Giving even more credence to the official complaint, the Wall Street Journal just released another story on Wal-Mart's electoral improprieties. Among other things, the story describes a taped political meeting where Wal-Mart managers mislead workers about EFCA and rue the potential of a Democratic win in November. Read the full article here.

Yet again, Wal-Mart has shown it will go to any length to profit at the expense of its workers. Because of you, Wal-Mart will be held accountable--if not in the court of law, then in the court of public opinion.

If you haven't already, you can sign our petition to the FEC here. Below is our press release on the official complaint to the FEC.

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