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Whole Foods CEO Working Against Employee Free Choice Act and Health Care Reform
September 01, 2009

Opposing Obama on health care reform. Working to defeat the Employee Free Choice Act. Telling workers to "expand into love " rather than join a union. It’s all in a day’s work for Whole Foods CEO John Mackey.

You can read more about Whole Foods and its CEO John Mackey in The American Prospect and Mother Jones.

Then, take action at www.mackeysgottago.com

Discovery: Rick Berman’s Ties to Anti-Union Smithfield Foods
August 07, 2008
Anti-Union Network logo PR hack. Corporate lobbyist. Shameless shill for alcohol & tobacco industries. Rick Berman is all of these and more, but now the man who calls himself "Dr. Evil" has a new moniker: professional unionbuster.

Earlier this summer, the public got a good look at Berman’s business operations from the perspective of a long-term client.  For a six-week period in June-July 2008, court filings available on the federal court docket provided some details about Berman’s role in Smithfield Foods’ notorious anti-union efforts over the last decade. 

Unfortunately, those facts didn’t remain in the light of day: the curtains were closed when the court recently granted a request to place all those filings “under seal” – a move that’s becoming all too common these days, as employers try to maintain a veil of secrecy over their activities, even in public court proceedings.

» Read more about this discovery.
Anti-Union Groups Spending Millions Against Employee Free Choice Act
July 31, 2008

Right-wing anti-union groups are pouring tens of millions of dollars into an effort to defeat the Employee Free Choice Act.  Front groups plan to spend upwards of $120 million on misleading advertising against pro-worker Congressional candidates in the 2008 elections. 

According to reports, several anti-union front groups plan to collectively spend almost $100 million in the next year against the bill and those who support it. The breakdown is as follows (from the National Journal):

Sheldon Adelson—a major right-wing billionaire and fundraiser—recently called the Employee Free Choice Act "one of the fundamental threats to society"—the other being “radical Islam.” Adelson is vehemently anti-union, and put up $30 million of his own money into Freedom’s Watch, a conservative advocacy group, as part of an effort take on Congressional candidates in 2008.

But the Employee Free Choice Act just isn’t a cause for anti-union entities to spend money. Republican Senate leadership is trying to use the bill to drum up major contributions: "It’s our No. 1 issue to raise money on," said Senator John Ensign (R-NV), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

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