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To: Whole Foods Market/Amazon CEOs John Mackey and Jeff Bezos.

Coronavirus: Whole Foods Workers Need Paid Sick Hours!

Coronavirus: Whole Foods Workers Need Paid Sick Hours!

An immediate expansion of Paid Sick Hours for all employees. Our work requires us to not only interact with the public but the food they consume. Whole Foods has an obligation to keep its employees and the public safe from all forms of illness, especially Coronavirus.

Why is this important?

Grocery workers around the country frequently work while sick as they can't afford to miss a single day of work because companies refuse to pay a living wage. This causes employees further suffering and exposes co-workers, food, and the public to potential infection.

Jeff Bezos is the richest man on the planet and is more than able to provide an immediate expansion of Paid Sick Hours to protect Whole Foods employees and the public. Bezos has yet to provide his employees at Whole Foods with anything to cope with the recent outbreak. Bezos even had the audacity to cut healthcare benefits for nearly 2,000 Whole Foods employees at the beginning of the year. What Bezos makes in one day could cover a week of Paid Sick Time for all Whole Foods employees. Some co-workers at Amazon have already been told to work from home and other companies have even taken some appropriate action.

Whole Foods needs to take this health crisis seriously and stop worrying about public perception and putting profits ahead of safety. We handle the food everyone consumes, push the shopping carts everyone touches, collect the baskets everyone carries, and count the cash everyone spends. It's time Whole Foods stops endangering its employees and the public. We need Paid Sick Hours NOW.

Members of the public can call/email:

Patrick Bradley, SOPAC Regional President:

Rick Bonin, North Atlantic Regional President:
[email protected]

Scott Allshouses, Mid-Atlantic Regional President:
[email protected]

Omar Gaye, Northern California Regional President:

Bill Jordan, Rocky Mountain Regional President:

Angela Lorenzen, Pacific Northwest Regional President:

Juan Nuñez, Florida Regional President:

Matt Ray, Southwest Regional President:
[email protected]

David Schwartz, Midwest Region Regional President:

Nicole Wescoe, Northeast Regional President:

You can and should also call the Customer Service line at:
844-WFM-TALK (844-936-8255)


World Headquarters
512-477-5566 - Voicemail
512-482-7000 - Fax

Tell Whole Foods to take the safety of the public and ours seriously by demanding Jeff Bezos provide us with more Paid Sick Hours:

In Solidarity,

Whole Worker Organizing Committee

Reasons for signing

  • Corona virus cases are only getting worse setting record high numbers higher then the peak of the pandemic in the beginning of the year
  • I have health conditions & have had to call out so many times. I have been reprimanded 2 times. I pay a total of $2,300 for healthcare. They do not offer anything in regards to this & as a result, I am in jeopardy of losing my job because doctor notations limit my job functions & are not allowed. Doctors notations of when I can return are not suffice. I joined wholefoods thinking they were about health but it doesn’t seem as if healthcare is their priority. We need more..
  • These workers risk their lives to keep us supplied with what we need to stay home. Paying them what they deserve is the least we can do.


2020-03-31 09:35:00 -0400

10,000 signatures reached

2020-03-13 23:39:21 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2020-03-12 03:37:43 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-03-10 19:06:49 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-03-10 13:12:44 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-03-09 21:36:27 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-03-09 17:09:20 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-03-09 15:50:41 -0400

10 signatures reached