Target is using its lobbying power to fight unions and organized crime.
The Associated Press reports the retailer spent $300,000 lobbying in the second quarter. Much of that went to opposing the Employee Free Choice Act, which would make it easier for employees to unionize.
Another tidbit from the report: Target lobbied on legislation to combat organized crime, which is reportedly on the rise. Nine of 10 retailers say they’ve been victimized by organized crime in the last year, according to a National Retail Federation survey.
Target also tracked bills related to credit cards and food safety.