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A Corporate View of Mafia Tactics: Protesting, Lobbying and Citing Upton Sinclair

Date: February 5, 2008
Author: Adam Liptak
QUOTE: [Smithfield Foods] has filed a racketeering lawsuit against the union, on the theory that speaking out about labor, environmental and safety issues in order to pressure the company to unionize amounts to extortion like that used by organized crime...But what [Smithfield's lawyer] calls extortion sounds quite a bit like free speech.

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