Hey all you CEOs that threatened to fire workers if Obama won reelection, what now?
In the months leading up to the presidential election, a number of chief executives -- some directly, some with a bit more tact -- called on their workers to vote for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney or face the potentially dire consequences. The movement was the result of two distinct forces -- the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, which made such declarations legal, and a June conference call in which Romney himself asked employers to let their true feelings known.
They cited Obamacare. They cited taxes. But no more citations are needed- - it's now time to make some decisions. Will these CEOs put their money where their mouths once were?
Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegal recently emailed his employees saying that if Obama wins the election, he will be forced to downsize his company. Siegal insists this statement was not a threat and that no employee would be fired for voting for Obama, WKMG Local 6 reports. Pictured: Siegel's famously unfinished mansion.
Scott Farmer, CEO of uniform manufacturer Cintas, recently sent an email to his employees saying that if Obama wins the election they may lose their healthcare and even jobs, urging them to vote for Romney.
Mike White, the CEO of Rite-Hite, a manufacturer of loading dock equipment, told his employees that they would suffer "personal consequences" if Obama is reelected.
Richard Lacks, CEO of car-parts manufacturer Lacks Enterprises, recently encouraged his employees to vote for Romney, saying that another Obama term would mean higher taxes and lower wages.