In recent weeks, as we lead up to election day, some CEO’s of large companies have sent emails or mail packets to their employees. These letters have laid out ideas of why it is not a good idea to re-elect President Obama.
Arthur Allen, CEO of ASG Software, Westgate CEO David Siegal and the Koch Brothers of Georgia Pacific have publicly discussed their decision to send information regarding the presidential election. They mention that if Obama is re-elected, there could be layoffs, or in the case of Westgate, complete closure of the business.
They mention higher gasoline prices, runaway inflation and other ills as potential business killers.
How do you feel about a CEO sending a letter that is “purely intended to be considered among all the other information employees may be reading or receiving as an informed voter”?
There seems to be no federal law against “persuading” a employee’s vote. Do you think there should be one?