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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:47 PM

Exposed: How Whole Foods and the Biggest Organic Foods Distributor Are Screwing Workers

United Natural Foods Incorporated, the largest wholesale distributor of organic and “natural” foods in the U.S., is currently under investigation for 45 violations of federal labor law.

“The union is like having herpes. It doesn't kill you, but it's unpleasant and inconvenient, and it stops a lot of people from becoming your lover." -- John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market (WFM) CEO John Mackey has done a brilliant job of creating the illusion that his empire is all about abundance, bounty and the good life. But there’s nothing bountiful or good about the way the second-largest non-unionized food retailer exploits workers.

United Natural Foods Incorporated (UNFI), the largest multi-billion dollar wholesale distributor of organic and “natural” foods in the U.S., is currently under investigation for 45 violations of federal labor law, including physically threatening immigrant workers in California who were trying to form a union.

http://www.alternet.org/food/exposed-how-whole-foods-and-biggest-organic-foods-distributor-are-screwing-workers

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Sherman A1 Feb 2013 OP
Thinkingabout Feb 2013 #1
Dyedinthewoolliberal Feb 2013 #2
love_katz Feb 2013 #3
Sherman A1 Feb 2013 #5
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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:11 PM

1. This is a good reason to avoid shopping in their stores, my union money might have

A herpes virus. He seems to have foot and mouth disease, open mouth and insert his foot.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:30 PM

2. This union member says

'Go to hell John Mackey and do not stop before you get there'
It's an ongoing battle of perception with the wealthy and powerful. Every time something like that quote is published, and read, it sets back working men and women another step because many people will believe that crap.
If they could use stoop labor ala 1930 again they would. Of course one would think people interested in organic food ought be open minded and progressive. If so, Whole Food should be out of business after it customers hear crap like this from the CEO.........

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:58 PM

3. Whole Foods Market and Papa Murphy's Pizza have...

lost my business in recent months. I don't have lots of money to spend, but I figure anything I can do to help their more just competitors is all to the good.

Phooey on union-busting, over-paid CEO jerks!

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Response to love_katz (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:49 AM

5. +1

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:01 PM

4. I've hated them and Mackey for years.

 

I never tire of this video:

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