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To: Matthew Valdez , Erik Holt , & Timmi Zalatoris

Goodness can only grow in a fair work environment

Hello, my name is Mza Anderson (Zay) and I am employed at Sprouts Farmer's Market Store #454 in Palmdale, California. I would like to address the unfair work conditions that myself and many of my colleagues are currently facing. It is unjustified when workers are burdened with additional responsibilities and tasks without receiving proper compensation throughout the store. Furthermore, we are discouraged from taking sick leave or requesting time off, even if we provide a two-week notice, due to fear of retaliation and reduced hours. The weekly schedule is subject to change at the whim of store or department managers, making it difficult to plan our lives outside of work , even after the release of a schedule. Instead of prioritizing internal promotions or distributing hours among loyal employees who have been with the company for a longer duration, our employer tends to hire externally or bring in new employees. Unfortunately, any concerns raised with the store manager remain unanswered. Additionally, employees are often shifted between departments without receiving any pay raises. Gender pay disparity is also evident when it comes to hiring wages, with women being notably underpaid. Certain employees who have been with the company for a shorter period and perform less work are receiving multiple merit pay, which clearly indicates bias. The lack of understanding and support from management creates a significant disparity in workload and performance expectations, leading to a hostile work environment. Racist remarks have been made, further exacerbating the situation. It has come to my attention that not all managers receive bonuses in the same manner as others. There has been tension and arguments regarding missing products without any supporting evidence. Managers often overload employees with tasks that cannot be completed individually or fall outside the scope of their designated roles, and then express dissatisfaction when employees take breaks or there legally provided lunch break just because it’s not convenient to them. This company has consistently violated its own policies. If these claims apply to you as a current , past , or different location team member feel free to support our cause in creating a better and improved work environment.
To tackle this :
* More employees should be held accountable
* wages should be compensated to who they are due to
* Lunch and rest break policies shouldn’t be broken by management
* Management should be more supportive by taking action against open issues
* Hours should be consistent for employees with previous history within the company
* Hours shouldn’t be a tool to retaliate against employees
* Promote within more often to employees who’ve been consistent with the company
* Schedules shouldn't change after release
* some workers suggest to advocate for unionization with the company
* Favoritism should be non existent
* Equality between all age , gender , & race divisions

Why is this important?

Supporting a coworker's petition can be intimidating, but it’s often the only path to workplace change. With more and more employees supporting a campaign, an employer’s ability to deny the demands of the petition becomes more difficult.

Firing an employee covered by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) for signing a petition to improve workplace conditions is illegal under section 8(a) (3) NLRA. The NLRA provides that an employer “may not, by reason of reason, terminate an employee or take any other disciplinary action against the employee for the exercise of the employee’s legal right to improve the conditions of the workplace.”

How it will be delivered

I plan to email and present this petition to the chief of HR , regional manager , & store manager.


2024-02-04 14:28:38 -0500

More updates moving forward within the next weeks

2024-02-04 14:27:54 -0500

I’m so thankful and proud of all the workers and supporters. Together we make a difference and bring awareness that will lead to initiating a change that will benefit the lives of the employees enduring these conditions.

2024-01-31 18:21:17 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2024-01-31 16:56:19 -0500

500 signatures reached

2024-01-31 10:27:06 -0500

100 signatures reached

2024-01-31 09:47:56 -0500

50 signatures reached

2024-01-31 09:39:54 -0500

25 signatures reached

2024-01-31 09:35:52 -0500

10 signatures reached