Voting For the Boss

Employers are leveraging their power over workers to sway employees’ votes.

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney greets coal miners during a campaign rally at American Energy Corportation on August 14, 2012 in Beallsville, Ohio. Justin Sullivan / Getty

During the 2012 campaign, Mitt Romney stopped at a coal mine outside of Beallsville, Ohio and delivered a speech surrounded by workers in hardhats, their faces dusted with coal from the shift that had just ended. It made for a striking visual — but not all the workers who were present for the photo-op were […]

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