Target lobbies to defeat unions and organized crime

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.

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Terry Hayes on 08/24/2009 - 02:46 pm.

    Define ‘organized crime.’
    We got Mafia shoplifting in Target now?

  2. Submitted by Todd Thomas on 08/25/2009 - 12:02 am.

    This Kind of steps will definitely help us to get rid of These Organized crimes…They made are life like a hell….
    As Target is using its lobbying power to fight unions and organized crime…
    We all must appreciate them for their great efforts…

  3. Submitted by Bernice Vetsch on 08/25/2009 - 04:52 pm.

    Since unions raise salaries for all workers, tend to pressure employers to improve their treatment of workers, negotiate better benefits for all workers, and help prevent firings without cause, perhaps allowing unions in all companies would help reduce crime by helping to reduce poverty.

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