Koch Brothers and U.S. Billionaires Pressuring Thousands of Employees to Vote For GOP

In These Times writer Mike Elk was interviewed earlier this week by Democracy Now about his article “Koch Sends Pro-Romney Mailing to 45,000 Employees While Stifling Workplace Political Speech

Here is how Elk introduces his article.

an In These Times investigation reveals that the billionaires have broken out another tactic to influence the 2012 elections: attempting to control their workers’ votes.

In a voter information packet obtained by In These Times, the Koch Industries corporate leadership informed tens of thousands of employees at its subsidiary, Georgia Pacific, that their livelihood could depend on the 2012 election and that the company supports Mitt Romney for president. The guide was similar to one the company distributed before the 2010 midterm elections, which Mark Ames and I [Mike Elk] reported on in The Nation last year.

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