Whole Foods Employees Want to Unionize Under Amazon Ownership

Whole Foods employees are pushing to unionize following layoffs and lower wages since Amazon acquired the company last year. A group of employees sent a mass email to most stores urging them to support the unionization effort. The letter outlines several demands, including a $15 minimum wage for all employees, 401k matching, paid maternity leave, lower health insurance deductibles and more.

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Good luck with that! Whole Foods notoriously was anti labor union as is their new owner Amazon.  

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“Whole Foods isn’t anti-union. Our team members are not being prevented from joining unions, they’ve chosen not to...Why would they want to join a union? Whole Foods has been one of [FORTUNE’S] 100 best companies to work for for the last 16 years. We’re not so much anti-union as beyond unions.”Whole Foods founder and Chief Executive John Mackey said 5 years ago. We'll see now what they have to say.   

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Amazon is the worst employer. Bezos became the wealthiest man through the labor exploitation. But there will always be someone willing to do the work, no matter how poor the pay and conditions are.   

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  Very sad what has happened to Whole Foods, a company once known for its general integrity and truly-positive retail culture.   

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 This won’t end well. Bezos will quash this quickly enough. Sorry guys, Bezos plans on firing as many of you as possible to be replaced by humanless checkouts and delivery drones.   

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Union organizing is legally protected and you cannot be fired for it. But a "right to work state" means that the employer can just fire you. Full stop. They don't have to give a reason. It would be up to the fired employee to prove they were fired for some discriminatory reason and you can imagine that is very difficult and expensive.  

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I have no problem with collective bargaining but unions are as prone to corruption as any other organization and must be watched carefully.  

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