[Marxism] Employer mobilization

Marvin Gandall marvgandall at rogers.com
Sun Mar 21 07:55:05 MST 2004

American corporations are planning a major effort to muster their employees
to vote Republican to counter labour unions’ organizing on behalf of the
Democrats, according to today’s Washington Post.

The Post says the Business Roundtable and industry trade associations are
enlisting a rapidly growing number of firms to ensure their workers are
registered to vote, provided with company propaganda, and turned out to cast
ballots on election day.

The mechanisms include e-mails and voice mails from company executives,
workplace posters, and customized web sites “that show how candidates for
federal office have voted compared with the companies' position”. Pilot
programs in the 2000 and 2002 elections indicated these “services” to
employees increased “pro-business voting”, and the Chamber of Commerce
estimates “millions” of workers will be reached by the program.

As the Post notes, “Republicans are thrilled at the prospect” and
“Democrats, who have long benefited from union-led get-out-the-vote
campaigns, are worried that business finally has developed a vigorous

Post article on www.supportingfacts.com

Sorry for any cross posting.

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