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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Worn Down by Feds, Whole Foods Turns to Lobbying

Whole Foods was one of three companies this past weekend to float a compromise on the "card-check" bill to make unionization easier. My Examiner column today explores Whole Foods' progression from a company that eschewed government to a player in the lobbying game:
Whole Foods was a little like Microsoft — before Congress and the Federal Trade Commission made a whipping boy of Bill Gates. Until last year, Whole Foods had never hired a lobbyist and never lobbied the federal government. And, as with Gates, the catalyst seems to have been aggressive federal intervention in Mackey’s business.
Read the whole thing here.

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