More bosses sending partisan emails

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Friday, November 02, 2012

The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision has allowed business leaders to go further in urging their employees to vote a particular way.

One Florida executive flatly told his 7,000 workers that there would be layoffs if his taxes increase as a result of the election, and another asked his employees to give money to Romney.

Advocates say it’s helpful for employees to know the potential effect of an election on their company. But management and political experts say partisan emails from the boss are both bad business and questionable politics — more likely to create a workplace distraction than to change anyone’s vote.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

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