Alert of the Week: October 24th
National Call-In Day for Farmworker Rights!
Whole Foods: Can you Hear Us Now?
Despite a mobilization by thousands of organic consumers, Teamsters, and United Farm Workers, sending in petitions and handing out leaflets at Whole Foods Market stores in 33 states, WFM is refusing to stand up for workers rights! Oregon-based Beef Northwest, the feedlot corporation that fattens up Country Natural Beef’s herds, refuses to negotiate with the United Farm Workers in good faith. Whole Foods in the single largest seller of Country Natural Beef in the U.S. Joining leading elected officials in Oregon, Presidential Candidate Senator Barack Obama, in a letter earlier this year urged Beef Northwest to sit down and negotiate a contract with the United Farm Workers. In the spirit of Cesar Chavez, please support the United Farmworkers Union drive at the Beef Northwest feedlots in Oregon and send a message to the world: eliminate labor exploitation in the organic and natural food sectors.
- Call and fax Whole Foods’ Corporate Headquarters and you local Whole Foods’ General Manager.
- Spread the word in your community and send a letter to the editor in support of sweatfree organic and natural food.
- Send a letter to Whole Foods executives here.