To: John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market

Give Whole Foods Workers a Raise!

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:
-No retaliation
-$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!

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Reasons for signing

  • Workers deserve the best for their commitment and dedication which should not go unrewarded.
  • I've been working at Whole Foods 1.5 years, have a 2.5 year old son and barely scrape by each month.
  • Worked for the company a little over 2 years. Seems like the only way to be taken care of is to keep your nose firmly between the cracks of leadership & blindly follow Whole Foods propaganda. Tired of being expected to work hard and take on extra duties without being fairly compensated. Whole Foods will not be around for long if they refuse to look after the backbone of any business, its workers!

Updates

2014-11-21 06:08:59 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2014-11-11 22:12:03 -0500

500 signatures reached

2014-11-07 07:27:10 -0500

100 signatures reached

2014-11-07 00:18:24 -0500

50 signatures reached

2014-11-06 20:45:49 -0500

25 signatures reached

2014-11-06 18:31:16 -0500

10 signatures reached