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Whole Foods Market, Amazon and Inhospitable Hospitality

Gary Herman Union Solidarity International
With Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods, everything about the company is changing. But there remains one constant: Whole Foods still intends to be “100 percent union-free”. The hostility to worker rights that the two companies share is the future they envision for the entire hospitality industry.

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Whole Foods and the Failure of “Conscious Capitalism”

Nicole Aschoff The Guardian
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, the guru of “conscious capitalism,” has long argued the Whole Foods supermarket chain runs on a business model of creativity and innovation that outsmarts the competitive pressures of capitalism’s for-profit system . But, there is no “fix” to the corporate compulsion to produce more, more cheaply, for more profit. It’s written into capitalism’s DNA. And today the chain is floundering and a potential buyout is on the horizon.

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Artisanal Union-Busting

Chris Lehmann In These Times
Whole Foods has attempted to crush anything resembling a union drive among its employees. In two Chicago stores, workers have staged wildcat strikes and walkouts to protest what they say are draconian attendance policies and unfair dismissals of workers.
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