Saturday October 6, 2012, 1:19 am
I once read that in 2004 Lands End forced their employees to attend a "motivational seminar" hosted by Rudi Giuliani, which turned out to be a Bush campaign rally. The employees were pressured to make contributions as well. I think some of them brought suit against Lands End, but I don't know the outcome. I suspect this sort of blackmail happens rather often.
Saturday October 6, 2012, 3:57 am
The coercion by the company is bulling and shows that the Republican supporters are morally and socially bankrupt. Although unions have been subject of some level of corruption,
It shows there is still a need for a strong honest union. No employer has the right to dictate how an employee spends their money or whom to support politically.
Saturday October 6, 2012, 1:19 pm
If this isn't co-ersion and illegal, it should be. I know employment counsellors say getting a job depends on who you know. But this is not what they had in mind! And certainly keeping a job should not depend on selling your soul to the company like that.
If speech is money as the Citizens United and Republican/Teabaggers maintain, then isn't this in contravention of the first amendment? The company is preventing, through co-ersion the freedom to spend one's money as one wants to and sees fit, or to put it a different way, the company is telling your money what to say!
Saturday October 6, 2012, 2:53 pm
Christopher, no, you are not the only one that sees this as the RICO violation it clearly is. RICO can be applied in civil suits (but I'll bet these employees would be afraid to start one) or criminal cases. The U. S. Attorney for Northern Ohio (Murray's headquarters are in Pepper Pike, near Cleveland) is Steven M. Dettelbach. If just one Murray employee would complain (or has complained?) to the U.S. Attorney, we could certainly start a petition in support.
Saturday October 6, 2012, 3:56 pm
"repug"? LUV IT!
Yet, there are some very wonderful Republicans. I feel sad for them. Good, worthy Americans who will secretly vote for Obama because they really care about America!
Both parties have some very high ideals. Both have extremely ethical people. Both have much potential.
Too bad there aren't any heros running for office. We just have to try to choose the one who will cause
the least damage.