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Medtronic Leaves ALEC, Joining 19 Other Organizations

The corporate front group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has come under increasing fire for secretly passing off corporate-written legislation to state legislatures. Yesterday, the medical device company Medtronic announced that it chose not to renew its membership in ALEC in 2010.

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KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut’s Owner Is The 12th Corporation To Drop ALEC

By Ian Millhiser on Apr 19, 2012

…”The loss of Yum! is also a significant loss for ALEC because the fast food giant held an important leadership role within the conservative group. YUM! co-chaired ALEC’s Labor and Business Regulation Subcommittee which, among other things, fought to repeal laws guaranteeing paid sick leave to workers.”

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