Skip to comments.Whole Foods Workers Look to Unionize after New Bosses at Amazon 'Plan Cost Cutting Layoffs [Trunc]
Posted on 09/08/2018 12:01:20 PM PDT by Cecily
Workers at Whole Foods are looking to unionize after rumors parent company Amazon are planning mass layoffs in an order to reduce costs.
It's not the first time Whole Foods workers have tried to organize themselves but it is the first attempt since Amazon bough the company.
The email reveals strains between managers and lower-level employees at the supermarket chain.
'Over the past year, layoffs and the consolidations of store-level positions at Whole Foods Market have upset the livelihood of team members, stirred, anxiety, and lowered moral [sic] within stores,' the email states.
It alleges Whole Foods CEO John Mackey sold the store to Amazon 'with an agreement to trim hundreds of millions of dollars of labor from our stores.'
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Psst, whole paycheck employees? You do realize that your employer can replace the entire workforce within 4 hours simply by making a gig employment app, right?
Nahh, nevermind, please continue, it’s great when liberals attack liberals. Do you have any more of that organic free range GMO free vegan popcorn?
Trouble in liberal paradise?
there’s nothing magic about whole foods, either before or after the purchase ... it’s just a chain grocery retailer like many others ... and their employees were essentially fools be to talked into anything otherwise ... perhaps the chain was over-staffed under the previous owners relative to other grocery chains ... if so, then layoffs are in order ... if not and layoffs proceed anyway, then under-staffing would result and the business would lose sales to competitors, profits would drop, and employees would have to be rehired to re-stabilize the business ... it’s all basically just Business 101 for retail grocery stores ...
Haha, my wife is going to love this news. She hates that store and its snooty employees with a passion.
Whole Foods has to operate in our capitalist economy, and tough business decisions such as layoffs happen in the business world.
I don’t know about Whole Foods in particular, but have heard that supermarket chains have very narrow profit margins, on the order of 1 or 2 cents on the dollar of gross sales. It seems that it’s a constant balancing act in that business, to maximize sales and still turn a profit. And as we all know, a business cannot run operating losses long term and stay in business.
I find Whole Foods to be operating in a more expensive parallel universe.
Of course I can eat and exist on inorganic foods....
Tucker has been running a series of stories on Amazon, Google and Walmart as Simon Legree/Ebenezer Scrooge & Mr. Potter. He reports that Walmart actually holds meetings for its employees to teach them how to apply for EBT!
Who cares about Whole Paycheck Foods other than hipsters with more money than common sense?
Never spent a dime in that place, and I never will. Farmers’ Markets and roadside fruit stands usually have far better food, and much more reasonable prices... Or you can grow some of your own.
Baffles me why anyone would work for that turd. Hello, the economy is booming, unemployment is at record low levels. Change jobs while you can, while the opportunity exists. If the treasonists win the midterms or God forbid the 2020 election you can kiss those opportunities goodbye.
Oh wait a minute, this is in England? Never mind.
Amazon: the TRILLION DOLLAR company that pays their employees peanuts and serf’s wages.
I guess the idiots dont understand why all the KIOSK’s ay McDonalds.
They are about to find out Unionism is just another “ism” and most are screwed up and unions suck on the host untill its dead and then moves on.
F’em let em learn the hard way
I heard in England if you want the “right” to deliver packages for Jeff Bozo, you have to go to an independent contractor who makes you rent the van AND pay for the gas!! You actually have to PAY out of your own pocket to deliver that pukes packages. They said the turn over rate is about a week. Gives an idea how bad job opportunities are there and exactly why the super rich want Trump out here. A booming economy and record low unemployment is the LAST thing they want because it means they have to pay higher salaries. I wish they left would wake up to that fact
Yes, for a few months out of the year.
Try buying roadside corn and tomatoes in New England during February!
I like to go to Whole Foods. I don't mind paying the high prices and I can afford it though many items there are reasonably priced and comparable with other supermarkets. Some of their products are ridiculous (like the asparagus water pictured here) but a careful shopper can do well there getting the staples.
“Haha, my wife is going to love this news. She hates that store and its snooty employees with a passion.”
Your wife sounds like my wife. She has an even lower tolerance for liberals who think that they are elites with superior knowledge and morality.
“””but have heard that supermarket chains have very narrow profit margins, on the order of 1 or 2 cents on the dollar of gross sales”””
Low margins might have been true in the good old days. In Florida I have made comparisons in prices between ALDI and PUBLIX.
On many, many items the PUBLIX price can be double the price at ALDI. No, the big grocery stores are charging 25 cents or more on the dollar for their margins. When the grocery stores started taking credit cards, that change alone cost them 2 cents or more.
No, what I really want to happen is for the employees to gather all of his advocacy for ‘fair wages’, health care, etc and go to court and make him provide everything he’s advocated for, attaching all his assets to fund it.
That’s what I really want to see. Followed immediately with tort reform where courts don’t have wholesale abilities to seize any and all assets at the court’s whim.
But beforehand, let’s give a liberal the utopia he wants.
I can eat and exist very well on inorganic foods...for about 80 years.
Our fifty year old plus adult children. See a doctor about once every ten years.
Grand kids are even more healthy.
no one should expect to get roadside(or even all) veggies or fruits year round - all produce is seasonal likely for reasons and we just over ride that by shipping it all over the globe creating the expectation we can have what we want whenever.
Maybe try buying when in season and vacu-seal/freeze or otherwise save for winter months, that’s what I do for seasonals I might want year round but don’t want to have pay outrageous prices off season.
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