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  •  This cr@p is why we now have the secret ballot in (2+ / 0-)
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    this country.  Until the Populists and Progressives successfully pushed for the right to a secret ballot, employers routinely did this but could also find out which employees followed their "orders."  We must also credit those two reform movements for the right of initiative, recall, and referendum.  

    It is time for a workers' "Bill of Rights" in this country...Amendment 28!

    Robber Baron "ReTHUGisms": John D. Rockefeller -"The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets"; Jay Gould -"I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half."

    by ranton on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 01:22:45 PM PDT

    •  I wonder if employer will lookup who gave Obama (2+ / 0-)
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      campaign donations that had public disclosure?

      The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

      by nextstep on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 02:31:05 PM PDT

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      •  Very well might...in WI some employers searched (1+ / 0-)
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        data bases for those who signed recall petitions.

        Robber Baron "ReTHUGisms": John D. Rockefeller -"The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets"; Jay Gould -"I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half."

        by ranton on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 03:54:48 PM PDT

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      •  nextstep - I would think so (1+ / 0-)
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        And unless MI is one of the few states that protects employees from discrimination based on political affiliations he could fire them all. That would be unfortunate. The company has about 2,000 employees.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 06:06:26 PM PDT

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