Organizational Communication in the News

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Can Your Boss Threaten to Fire You if You Don’t Vote for Romney?


Last week, timeshare mogul and garish home-owner David Siegel was caught sending an email — largely cribbed from a debunked hoax — darkly suggesting that his employees vote for Mitt Romney because a victory for Barack Obama would endanger the economy and with it all of their jobs. This week, In These Times‘ Mike Elk uncovered the impressive array of materials sent to employees at the Koch brothers’ Georgia Pacific, largely along the same lines… Is that true? Can your boss really tell you who to vote for? The answer is probably yes — depending on where you live, and assuming you’re employed in the private sector. In most of the country, there’s little restriction on such communication, legal experts say.

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