TV News LIES

Wednesday, Nov 26th

Last update02:34:36 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Facing boycotts, Whole Foods revises English-only employee policy

Facing boycotts, Whole Foods revises English-only employee policy

E-mail Print PDF

Whole FoodsFacing threats of national boycotts from Latino groups and a slew of online petitions, Whole Foods announced Friday that the organic grocery chain has revised its employee language policy following the suspension of two Spanish-speaking Albuquerque employees.

Whole Foods Market Inc. Co-CEO Walter Robb said in a blog post Friday that the recent "unfortunate incident" in Albuquerque prompted the Austin, Texas-based company to revise a policy that "does not reflect and is not in alignment with the spirit of this company."

"First, we sincerely apologize that a section of our handbook regarding Team Member interactions in the workplace was not clearly written, and for any misunderstandings or offense it has created," Robb wrote. "Its intention was to foster inclusion, not exclusion."

Last week, two Albuquerque workers said they were suspended for a day with pay after complaining about the policy. A Whole Foods spokesman said that previous policy required that all "English-speaking workers must speak English to customers and other employees while on the clock, unless the customer speaks another language."

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


New Sanctuary Movement Seeks to Protect Undocumented Immigrants

Sanctuary movementWhen President Obama went before the American people to say that he was issuing an executive...

A Landmark Retail Workers 'Bill of Rights' Passes Unanimously In San Francisco

retail workers bill of rightsAmid growing concern over erratic work schedules, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed...

Marissa Alexander agrees to plea deal in 'stand your ground' case

marissa alexanderA Florida woman who once had been sentenced to 20 years in a case that invoked...

Justice Ginsburg Has Heart Surgery

Justic GinsbergSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday to clear a blocked...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!