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Whole Foods employee sends mass email demanding return of hazard pay amid coronavirus surge
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A Whole Foods employee in Detroit sent a mass email to the company on Thursday, demanding the grocer change its policies to better protect its workers during the second-wave of coronavirus that has been affecting the United States.
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According to an alleged republication of the letter shared on the Whole Worker website, an organization of Whole Foods employees, the employee asks for the reinstatement of hazard pay, health coverage for part-time workers and to reverse its new dress code policy.
In the email, he claims the nationwide grocery store, which is owned by Amazon, “does not have team members’ well being at heart.”
“It has become abundantly clear during this pandemic that Whole Foods is obsessed with pushing us, the workers, to keep up production at the expense of our health and our customers' health. As of December of this year, Whole Foods Market has had outbreaks at nearly every store in the company,” the letter reads.
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