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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

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    Do you have the same issue with public companies making campaign contributions?
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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
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    even using my money to plug that canidate?
    Only if you have donated to their PAC. The unions may not use dues money to fund political action. If the union in your area is doing so, you should call them on it.
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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy Duty View Post
    Funny, when my wife taught school in VA the Union rep would "remind" them how democrats support the teacher unions before every election.
    I can see how it would confuse you that a union would want their members to do something in the best interests of the member. That is fundamentally different than an employer trying to influence an underling to vote in the interest of the employer, not the employee.

    It is a fairly well developed principle that the employer-employee relationship is not balanced and that some people can easily be intimidated into doing something that they shouldn't (like sleeping with the boss). I know, it is a secret ballot, but that, often, is not adequate. Would you like to look at this stuff and have to decide what you would say if your employer asked you how you voted. You might even be worried that he has a way of finding out how you voted. Some people (not anyone on this forum) are easily intimidated. This basically falls into the category of creating a "hostile workplace' and it just isn't tolerated today.

    The guy apologized and that is probably adequate. People make mistakes and, IMHO, this is not particularly egregious.

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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Do you have the same issue with public companies making campaign contributions?
    I do.

    Contributions from a PAC are fine. What the SCOTUS unleashed is bad. There is nothing in the Constitution that talks about the rights of companies. There is not a single word about companies. The "strict constructionist" on the SCOTUS just sidestepped that little problem by saying, well, since corporations are legal people, the protections of the first amendment applies to them to. In case you hadn't realize before "strict constructionist" is the code that judicial candidates use to assure the conservatives that they are going to vote in favor of the conservative agenda. Republicans have always been much better than Democrats at coming up with these little phrases that sound so reasonable but actually hide a more nuanced meaning. The "strict constructionist" are just as good at making **** up as the so-called "judicial activist".

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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Do you have the same issue with public companies making campaign contributions?


    How is this similar?
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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Wow, this is the way to win elections....
    Have you ever been to Ohio man? It doesn't matter who runs that ****hole they are all still a bunch of assholes. I should know I lived there for half my life.
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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

    You know, overall, what's funny is that this is from FREAKING MCDONALDS with their MCJOBS.

    Of all the stupid places to have an opinion on politics - they actually depend on everyone being fat and crunched for time to stay in business - NOT politicians to keep them afloat. I don't see a rise in taxes remotely affecting their multi-billion dollar inflow.

    See:
    McDonald's no suffer:
    McDonald's revenue climbs everywhere in April - USATODAY.com

    Must in the same way that having *had* Democrats in office didn't put a dive in their patronage, either - with all those health-conscientious people and all.
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    Re: McDonald’s Workers Are Told Whom to Vote for

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I might be wrong, but something doesn't seem completely legal about this. Anyone know if it is OK to do something like this?
    It's a private business, right? The employer wouldn't know how an employee voted.
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