Compensate Essential Workers

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Since March, Jeff Bezos' net wealth has increased by nearly $50 billion. In the same time, WFM has doubled its market value. Meanwhile, WFM Team Members have had their hazard pay docked and are consistently receiving greater and more comprehensive responsibilities in the workplace. This unequitable arrangement leaves Team Members uncompensated for work that puts their physical and mental health on the line all while building profits for an out of touch CEO. 

We demand compensation for our work during the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with WFM values.

"We promote team member growth and happiness.

Our success is dependent upon the collective energy, intelligence, and contributions of all of our Team Members. We design and provide safe and empowering environments where highly motivated people can flourish and reach their highest potential."

Demanding exponentially more from team members while simultaneously removing hazard pay does not provide an empowering environment. Whole Foods IS dependant on the collective resources of Team Members: however, there is no action on the part of the company reflecting this. Team Members are struggling daily to reach the bare minimum let alone "their highest potential."

"We create profits and prosperity.

We are stewards for our parent company, Amazon, and we have a responsibility to use their capital wisely and frugally with the goal to increase its value over the long-term. We will grow at such a pace that our customer satisfaction, Team Member happiness, and financial health continue to flourish together."

Any and all profits do not cycle back to stores. Since the removal of Gainsharing, the pace of growth has stifled Team Member happiness. There is no flourishing here other than that of the company as an entity. Profit making has come before all priorities. 

If we cannot receive wages that meet the demands we as Team Members are put under, then WFM cannot expect Team Members to continue on with the status quo. Our concerns for our health are serious. Our demand for compensation shouldn't be ignored.

We deserve a minimum of $2 hazard pay until COVID has diminished. 

We are essential, not sacrificial. Pay us like your business depends on us.