Topic

employee rights

24 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to Whole Foods corporate office and shareholders

Whole Foods: Don't cut employee benefits!

Billion dollar company, Whole Foods, says as of January 1, 2020 it will cut medical coverage for the 1,900 part-time employees who work at least 20 hours a week, "to better meet the needs of our business and create a more equitable and efficient scheduling model." "We are providing team members with resources to find alternative healthcare coverage options, or to explore full-time, healthcare-eligible positions starting at 30 hours per week," said a Whole Foods spokesperson. "All Whole Foods Market team members continue to receive employment benefits including a 20% in-store discount." Even if owner Jeff Bezos were not worth $114 billion, we'd find this action by Whole Foods to be disgraceful. It creates a hardship for many employees, whether struggling to pay bills, raise families, continue their education, or provide extra income.  With the cost of living skyrocketing, leaving the 2% of Whole Foods 95,000 employees without this safety net is cruel and harmful.  Once known for its fair treatment of workers, the tide has turned at Whole Foods.  After raising the minimum wage to $15/hour, many workers saw their hours cut - thus diluting the effects of the wage increase. The nation’s largest grocery union, UFCW, noted that it has been a “vocal critic” of what it called aggressive moves by Amazon “to devalue and degrade grocery jobs at Whole Foods.”  We ask Whole Foods to reverse its decision to cut benefits to any of its employees.

Sharon Kaufman
2,031 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Elizabeth Warren, Jerry Hill, Mike Morrell, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Holly J. Mitchell, Richard Pan, Gavin Newsom, Gonzales , Lorena S. Gonzalez Fletcher, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren

Uber Lyft Drivers Deserve Higher Pay and Fair Treatment

Uber and Lyft drivers want more pay and fair treatment. When the ride share companies first started the cut for pay was 20% for the company and 80% for the driver. then shortly after about a year or so the cut in pay became 25% for the company and 75% for the drivers. Currently the pay has become a mileage rate less than the federal allowable deduction and the time rate pennies of the dollar. while the company rakes in billions of dollars to pay for extreme expenses like a chef to cook for their corporate employees. We are asking everyone to sign the petition to raise awareness to key legislators that can help make a difference on this ongoing deterioration of the American worker through corporate greed. Uber and Lyft are now stating that they will pay their workers more and give benefits of the drivers sign a petition to remain independent contractors. We dont believe them simply because the wages should be higher right now because they consider us independent contractors so why no wage increase now? they keep cutting our pay to where we can barely make a livable earnings in our areas.  Please everyone stand with the Uber and Lyft drivers and ask for a decent pay and fair treatment.

Concerned Citizens
145 supporters