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Whole Foods: Reverse your anti-diversity "English only" policies

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Whole Foods: Reverse your anti-diversity "English only" policies

To be delivered to John Mackey, CEO and Walter Robb, Co-CEO

Petition Statement

I will not shop at Whole Foods until you reverse your anti-diversity policy and permit employees to communicate with each other in the language they know best.

Whole Foods Market's commitment to organic and natural foods has made it a national leader in responsible food choice, but your policies prohibiting employees from speaking their own language or organizing to overturn these anti-diversity policies directly contradicts your commitment to "team member excellence and happiness."

A company which forces its employees to deny their heritage and speak only English won't get my business. I urge you to reverse your discriminatory policy and encourage your employees to be as proud of their heritage as they are of their company.

There are currently 16,980 signatures. NEW goal - We need 20,000 signatures!

Petition Background

Whole Foods suspended two New Mexico employees for complaining when their manager told them they could not speak Spanish on the job. Asked to reverse the decision, Whole Food said no and said their "English-only" policy is here to stay.

Whole Foods Market's commitment to organic and natural foods has made it a national leader in responsible food choice, but their policies prohibiting employees from speaking their own language or organizing to overturn these anti-diversity policies directly contradict their commitment to "team member excellence and happiness."

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