John Mackey/Whole Foods Market
- View SourceGreetings Veggie Friends,Since I live in Oakland (Rainbow Grocery is too far), I primarily shop at the Berkeley Farmer's Market but there are some things I unfortunately need to buy at Berkeley Bowl and Whole Foods Market. I know individuals who work at BB and WFM. Berkeley Bowl is also not unionized but their benefits appear to be very good, employees appear happier there, and when they are closed on several holidays (sometimes, 2 days in a row), their employees get paid.John Mackey and Whole Foods Market owners/management does not allow its employees to unionize, refuses to pay "overtime" and instead, offers an employee a "vacation day" when they are requested to work 6 days/over 40 hours a week, and has fired employees who were involved in the "People against Wall Street Movement" (can't recall their name).John Mackey seems to be an insensitive, manipulative, and greedy billionaire CAPITALIST who contributes to the violence of animals by selling meat, fish, and dairy products. Nevertheless, I will continue to try to maintain an open-heart and mind toward all human and animal beings, including Mr. Mackey.