Harrah’s pressuring employees in Senate race
A very interesting story regarding Nevada’s US Senate race was broken this morning by Elizabeth Crum of the National Review.
According to the story, Harrah’s has been coordinating with the Reid campaign and the Culinary Union to provide shuttle services so that Harrah’s employees could be herded in to vote. In addition, upper-level management is requiring mid-level supervisors to file reports on any employee who hasn’t voted explaining why the employee hasn’t voted. Internal emails also indicate how employees are to vote, stating, “Waking up to the defeat of Harry Reid Nov. 3 will be devastating for our industry’s future.”
Obviously, this type of pressure exerted by an employer over employees carries tremendous leverage in forcing the political speech of those employees. This story (and the supporting documents) are well worth a read.