Amazon-owned Whole Foods’ decision to drop health benefits for hundreds of part-time workers reveals how promises to workers like CEO Jeff Bezos’ recent pledge are worthless
|09/13/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- Whole Foods, a subsidiary of Amazon, said Thursday that it would be cutting healthcare benefits for hundreds of part-time employees.
- The move comes just weeks after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos signed on to a Business Roundtable statement pledging to invest in workers, including “providing important benefits.”
- The Whole Foods decision shows that Bezos’ signature on the letter was nothing but public relations and workers should never trust the supposed largesse of their executives.
- Workers should instead push for permanent changes to ensure their benefits are protected, either through public policy or collectively bargained contracts.
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