Bezos to give all his employees at Whole Foods & more paid time off during Coronavirus
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On Wednesday, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey sent out an email to grocery store employees with a list of benefits and options for those who fall sick during the coronavirus pandemic.
Among his six suggestions was an option for employees to “donate” their paid time off (PTO) to coworkers facing medical emergencies.
“Considering [Whole Foods] is a billion dollar company, I think it is selfish asking the retail workers to figure it out within themselves,” wrote one of the employee.
The United States, like many other countries around the world, is experiencing a national health crisis caused by Coronavirus COVID-19. Unlike citizens of Western European nations, Americans do not have universal healthcare or guaranteed paid medical leave. Therefore American employees are incredibly vulnerable to such health crises. The risk of foregoing pay or losing one's job prevents people from taking necessary measures to protect themselves and members of their community.
Given that Whole Foods is owned by Amazon, one of the most valuable corporations in the world, owned by Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person on earth, it is incomprehensible that better conditions are not granted to Whole Foods' employees. We implore Jeff Bezos to provide his employees or "associates" with better working conditions and paid medical leave during this national health crisis and beyond.
Sign this petition to show your solidarity and support for Whole Foods' employees and to send a clear message to Jeff Bezos and Amazon executives that their employees deserve paid medical leave and that no one should have to use PTO to get healthy during a national crisis. Until such conditions are granted, we will boycott businesses owned by Jeff Bezos.
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