WASHINGTON (AP) -- Has Wal-Mart tried to pressure employees on their election views?
That's what the AFL-CIO and three other labor-rights groups want the Federal Election Commission to look into. They've asked the FEC to investigate whether the retailer unlawfully pressured its workers to vote against Democrats in November, because their party would help workers to unionize.
The labor organizations base their complaint on a report from The Wall Street Journal.
Wal-Mart has said it did discuss the Employee Free Choice Act with its employees, including what it sees as the negative impact of letting labor unionize workplaces without secret-ballot elections. But it also says it has not pushed its employees to vote against backers of the legislation.
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