Corporate front group tweets approvingly about editorial equating Employee Free Choice Act with Nazism.

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Today, the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) — which is a corporate front group, “founded by several longtime Republican operatives,” that is lobbying against the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) — tweeted approvingly about an editorial in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette that unequivocally equates EFCA with Nazism.

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The editorial says that “American public opinion came to the defense of the secret ballot when it was about to be junked. It needs to stay vigilant against these sly little provisions intended to achieve the same end”:

Have you noticed? Political parties supposedly dedicated to the workers’ welfare have a way of undermining their rights. They may begin by bullying management but wind up dictating to labor, too. And everybody else. For a European example to beware, note the sad history of the grandly named National Socialist German Workers Party, aka Nazis.

WFI’s Mark McKinnon has previously warned that EFCA is equatable with “tyrannies and socialism.” The group will not identify its funders, but National Journal reported that is likely funded by big retailers such as Wal Mart and Home Depot. The Center for Union Facts, another anti-EFCA front group that is run by super-lobbyist Rick Berman, also linked approvingly to the editorial.

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