• Whole Foods workers seek to unionize, says Amazon is ‘exploiting our dedication'

    14 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    A group of workers at Whole Foods Market are leading an effort to establish a union for the Amazon-owned company's 85,000+ workforce.
    In a letter addressed to Whole Foods employees, the group - members of Whole Foods' cross-regional committee - wrote that they are “concerned about the direction” of Whole Foods in an Amazon era. The letter outlines several demands, including a $15 minimum wage for all employees, 401k matching, paid maternity leave, lower health insurance deductibles and more.
    “We cannot let Amazon remake the entire North American retail landscape without embracing the full...
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  • Whole Foods Employees Look to Unionize Under Amazon Ownership

    Whole Foods Employees Look to Unionize Under Amazon Ownership

    14 days ago - By Fortune

    Whole Foods employees are looking to unionize, citing diminished compensation and changes to their corporate culture following Amazon's acquisition of the company .
    Workers sent an email to employees at all 490 Whole Foods locations Thursday, urging employees to back the unionization drive and to "collectively voice our concerns to Whole Foods Market and Amazon leadership," The Wall Street Journal reports .
    Whole Foods laid off a number of employees in 2015 after weak sales; it also stopped offering lower-level staff stock options after the Amazon takeover , a benefit those employees had...
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