New York's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, has sent a letter to 13 retailers asking for information about how they schedule employees for work, the Wall Street Journal reports. Not on the list of targets for the attorney general: CVS, Starbucks, or Costco.
It's reminiscent of the attorney general's campaign against Walmart, GNC, Target, and Walgreens for their sales of herbal supplements. There, too, CVS and Costco escaped scrutiny.
Maybe there is some good reason for this. But from the outside, it appears that there are certain Democrat-approved companies. Costco gets praised by President Obama for its labor policies and one of its founders speaks at the Democratic National Convention. Starbucks leads a national dialogue on race. And CVS gets praise from President Obama for stopping its sales of cigarettes. Do those companies also get a pass from the New York attorney general?