Whole Foods Employees Are Staging a Nationwide 'Sick-Out'
Workers say they will strike Tuesday because the Amazon subsidiary has failed to prioritize their safety during a period of record sales.
Whole Foods employees nationwide are going on a "sick-out" strike tomorrow to protest the lack of protections + support from WF and Amazon during the crisis
Lauren Kaori Gurley
The strike wave is in full swing! Whole Foods workers across the country are staging a mass "sick out" tomorrow — following strikes today at Instacart and an Amazon warehouse in NYC. I spoke to some workers about their demands
Whole Foods employees want: - hazard pay of double the current hourly wage -paid leave for all workers who stay home or self-quarantine -free coronavirus testing for all employees "It’s very plausible that some of us will die for this job.”
Solidarity with Whole Foods workers, who are staging a "sick-out" Tuesday after their safety/lives (and that of the public) have been put at heavy risk during the COVID-19 crisis. Their (FAIR) demands include increased hazard pay and free COVID testing.
We’re asking for double pay. Since we first announced the intent to do a sick out, Whole Foods announced a temporary raise of $2 an hour, which isn’t enough. A bunch of us have already gotten sick. It’s very plausible that some of us will die for this job.
Yashar Ali 🐘
“It’s very plausible that some of us will die for this job” Whole Foods Employees Are Staging a Nationwide 'Sick-Out' Workers say they will strike Tuesday because the Amazon subsidiary has failed to prioritize their safety during a period of record sales
Now talk of a Whole Foods sick out. Employers in these essential businesses will be severely hampered until they start protecting their workers. People won't quietly march to their deaths.
Micah Uetricht 🌹
Why are workers across the country who work for companies like
going on strike right now? A Chicago Whole Foods worker put it succinctly: "It’s very plausible that some of us will die for this job.”
Grocery store workers are supporting all of us. They deserve protections.
workers are fighting for: -increased hazard pay -paid time off for people who need to self-quarantine -Reinstatement of health care coverage for part-time workers
, breaking all the labor scoops
predicted, the threat to the food supply chain has taken center stage. See: 1)
March 31 Whole Foods Nationwide Sick-Out—“the latest in a wave of strikes led by workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic who are demanding increased pay, sick leave, and safety precautions from their employers.”
Double their pay.
Good luck. Y'all are about to be fired.