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Thu Aug 8, 2013, 01:50 AM

Kroger, Macy's Face Boycott Call After Opposing Texas Equal Pay Bill


Kroger, Macy's Face Boycott Call After Opposing Texas Equal Pay Bill

A progressive group is calling for a boycott of the retailers Macy's and Kroger Food Stores after a news report revealed this week that they opposed passage of a Texas equal pay bill.

"While these stores advertise to Moms and Millennials, they have been secretly organizing to stop mothers and young women from getting equal pay for equal work," said Ed Espinoza, executive director of Progress Texas, in announcing the boycott on Wednesday. "Macy's and Kroger worked to veto Equal Pay, so we are encouraging consumers to veto these stores during Texas’ Back to School Tax-Free weekend."

State Sen. Sylvia Garcia (D) has already canceled an Aug. 7 appearance at a Macy's store to kick off the tax-free weekend.

"While I strongly support the tax free weekend that allows parents struggling to provide clothing and supplies for their children before they return to school, I was dismayed to learn that Macy's and Kroger would oppose equal pay for equal work," Garcia said in a statement. "As a co-sponsor of the legislation and supporter of equal rights, I am supporting the call to boycott until these stores reverse their position and declare their support for equal pay."

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Full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/07/kroger-macys-boycott_n_3721553.html

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Reply Kroger, Macy's Face Boycott Call After Opposing Texas Equal Pay Bill (Original post)
Tx4obama Aug 2013 OP
blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #1
GiaGiovanni Aug 2013 #2
Le Taz Hot Aug 2013 #3
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2013 #7
Le Taz Hot Aug 2013 #8
DontTreadOnMe Aug 2013 #4
Sherman A1 Aug 2013 #5
millennialmax Aug 2013 #6
Mr. David Aug 2013 #9

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 02:28 AM

1. Disappointed in Kroger.

And Macy's.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 02:29 AM

2. They are both now on my list

 

Thank you. Will boycott.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 02:32 AM

3. Macy's? No problem.

Overpriced and pretentious for the same made-in-china crap that everyone else has. Kroger? Our version in California is Foods Co. They replaced another grocery store which had union employees with low-paid, part-time, no benefit jobs. Fuck 'em. Winco is employee owned and has better stuff anyway.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 03:31 AM

7. Kroger products in California are sold through Food 4 Less.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 03:39 AM

8. And Foods Co.

I happened to go into a Foods Co when my mother-in-law was visiting from Arkansas and she's the one that pointed out the Kroger brand, with which she was familiar. I'd never heard of it before. We only have one Foods 4 Less store and it's WAY on the other side of town so I'm not familiar with what they carry.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 02:35 AM

4. Boycotts work!

Stick it to them. Spread the news. Vote with your wallet.

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Response to DontTreadOnMe (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 02:53 AM

5. Precisely

and one needs to let them know in an email to their corporate offices.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 03:05 AM

6. Isn't Kroger still unionized?

 

It has been so long since the one in our town closed, I hadn't kept up.

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Response to millennialmax (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 04:32 AM

9. Local Kroger's are unionized

 

Local 9, if I rememer correctly.

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