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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 02:13 PM
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34. Costco does, at least, have very good policies towards employees. And we still have some locally...
owned grocers with a unionized work force.

When there is no source for locally grown/produced foods, I still look for outlets that support workers' rights. The absence of outlets for locally grown or produced food does not, IMO, mean I have to seek out RW corporations whose CEO's think advising us all to shop at his store and take vitamins is a substitute for access to health care.

Nor does it mean I'm left only to shop with the big box stores who pay their employees shit and provide no benefits to them.

There's more than one way to benefit a local community.
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  -I am at Whole Foods right now, eating prepared foods. (part 3) LoZoccolo  Oct-31-10 11:07 AM   #0 
  - What? nt  sufrommich   Oct-31-10 11:07 AM   #1 
  - my one and ONLY complaint about Whole Foods is that  CatWoman   Oct-31-10 11:08 AM   #2 
  - Well, it's expensive and the CEO is an asshole  Warpy   Oct-31-10 11:15 AM   #9 
  - +1000. If I wanted to pay way too much for food, there's better places to do it.nt  laughingliberal   Oct-31-10 11:48 AM   #19 
  - Expensive and they waste all that food they put out...  hlthe2b   Oct-31-10 11:26 AM   #12 
     - Lowering the prices would scare away the customers who flaunt organic foods as consipicous....  Odin2005   Oct-31-10 12:47 PM   #26 
  - Did this make sense in your head?  de novo   Oct-31-10 11:09 AM   #3 
  - Yeah, what?!  abelenkpe   Oct-31-10 11:10 AM   #4 
  - Oh someone said there was a trash cart next to the turkey breasts during a ride in the elevator.  LoZoccolo   Oct-31-10 11:15 AM   #8 
     - Oh, FFS. Even the most energetic cooties can't jump through thin air  Warpy   Oct-31-10 01:00 PM   #27 
  - I like it when the uniformed lecture us. K&U nt.  Warren Stupidity   Oct-31-10 11:12 AM   #5 
  - What uniform is LoZoccolo wearing?  Gormy Cuss   Oct-31-10 11:47 AM   #18 
     - Asshole CEO's & DU Members Who Love Them?  laughingliberal   Oct-31-10 11:53 AM   #21 
     - So where do you shop that has a progressive CEO?  LoZoccolo   Oct-31-10 12:21 PM   #24 
        - Mackey goes out of his way to publicize his rightwing idiocy.  Warren Stupidity   Oct-31-10 01:22 PM   #32 
        - Costco does, at least, have very good policies towards employees. And we still have some locally...  laughingliberal   Oct-31-10 02:13 PM   #34 
           - Is Costco unionized?  LoZoccolo   Oct-31-10 03:45 PM   #36 
              - Costco is not unionized but their pay scales and benefits are competitive with companies who are.  laughingliberal   Oct-31-10 03:52 PM   #37 
                 - RIGHT and so is Whole Foods.  LoZoccolo   Oct-31-10 06:12 PM   #40 
                    - Sorry. You'd have to provide more evidence of that. They are known to be anti-union &  laughingliberal   Oct-31-10 07:04 PM   #41 
     - I like it when the spelling challenged lecture us too!  Warren Stupidity   Oct-31-10 01:16 PM   #31 
        - Uniform/uninformed is one of the common typos here that always makes me chuckle..  Gormy Cuss   Oct-31-10 03:53 PM   #38 
  - I keep rotting trash in close proximity to where I prepare foods.  NYC_SKP   Oct-31-10 11:14 AM   #6 
  - Well, that's your right but 1) Ewww & 2) You're not selling it to others. nt  laughingliberal   Oct-31-10 05:12 PM   #39 
  - Put. down. the. blackberry. and. walk. away....  ruggerson   Oct-31-10 11:14 AM   #7 
  - Yuck. You know they let garbage fall into it, don't you? n/t  leeroysphitz   Oct-31-10 11:16 AM   #10 
  - Wait, busting unions is considered progressive?  Brickbat   Oct-31-10 11:18 AM   #11 
  - I gotta say your whole act is pretty gross. And way too obvious. nt  asdjrocky   Oct-31-10 11:27 AM   #13 
  - +1. THey lost about $800 a month from me since the healthcare debacle.  Pisces   Oct-31-10 11:32 AM   #14 
     - Bravo! nt  laughingliberal   Oct-31-10 11:48 AM   #20 
  - Wait...what?  Lucian   Oct-31-10 11:35 AM   #15 
  - i agree...  blue sky at night   Oct-31-10 11:40 AM   #16 
  - Last time I bought anything at a Whole Foods store  randr   Oct-31-10 11:45 AM   #17 
  - We stopped shopping at Whole Paycheck years ago and now support our locally owned coop  ORDagnabbit   Oct-31-10 11:53 AM   #22 
  - I grow bored with you.  Codeine   Oct-31-10 12:06 PM   #23 
  - WF is overpriced garbage owned by a RW asshole marketed to Latte "Liberals"...  Odin2005   Oct-31-10 12:45 PM   #25 
  - Speaking of overstuffed turkeys..  girl gone mad   Oct-31-10 01:06 PM   #28 
  - +1000  laughingliberal   Oct-31-10 02:14 PM   #35 
  - Pfft! If we really knew what happened to most of our food, no-one would eat out anywhere...  HipChick   Oct-31-10 01:10 PM   #29 
  - If you linked to Parts 1 & 2, I might have a clue as to WTH you are talking about.  WinkyDink   Oct-31-10 01:11 PM   #30 
  - Whole Foods is virulently anti-union.  Ikonoklast   Oct-31-10 01:32 PM   #33 

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