The Hair Apparent was down with a handful of disgruntled employees of Smithfield, a food-packing company that is in the crosshairs of the United Food and Commercial Workers bosses. The UFCW chiefs are actively engaged in an anti-corporate campaign to smear the company’s reputation until management caves and recognizes card check. The company has already offered to allow employees to vote in a real election overseen by the federal government, but the union has declined to offer employees the protections association with a personal, private vote.
The AP reports of the Edwards appearance:
He vowed Thursday to approve a card-check bill if he becomes president, drawing a rousing applause from the small group of Smithfield workers he met at his campaign headquarters in Chapel Hill.
“(Card check) is the answer to this,” Edwards said. “It creates a completely level playing field.”
Unfortunately, the evidence is quite to the contrary.