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The Washington Post this morning reports that labor groups are requesting a federal investigation into allegations that Walmart held a series of meetings with store and department managers around the country, during which it was explained that the election of a Democratic administration and Congress this fall could result in the passage of pro-union legislation that could hurt the company.

Walmart has denied that it was telling its employees how to vote, though at least some of the managers were quoted in the press as saying that’s how they interpreted the sessions.

Walmart said that it welcomed an investigation by the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

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