1,000 signatures reached
To: John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market
Give Whole Foods Workers a Raise!
We are workers at Whole Foods Market building a movement for power and a voice on the job. We are the Industrial Workers of the World.
We are raising the quality of life for workers today while laying the foundation for a future free of class exploitation.
We are committed to building each member’s leadership skills and political development, from one worker to another.
History proves that workers have the power to make change when we come together to fight for our interests.
We are re-igniting a workers’ movement where we have power: on the job.
Further, we practice solidarity with all people fighting for emancipation from the domination and oppression of capitalist society.
This is our movement, we are capable of victory, and we are worth it.
We are an Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union and we demand:
-$5/hr wage increase for all workers. A $5 increase in the starting wage and the maximum cap for all positions.
Why is this important?
Whole Foods recently launched a campaign with the tagline "Values Matter". But when most of us need 2 or 3 jobs just to pay the rent and take care of our families, we are left wondering which values truly matter.
We see the company opening up a new store almost every month, while we are told they can't afford to give us a full 40-hour week.
Every year we are given the "opportunity" to vote on how to make deeper cuts to our health plan. We are at the point now where everyone knows getting sick means going into debt.
We know it doesn’t have to be this way, that’s why we’ve come together to tell Whole Foods Market - We are Hungry for Better Lives!