TV News LIES

Sunday, Feb 26th

Last update05:20:13 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...


Leading French academic threatened with deportation at Houston airport

French academic detainedA prominent French historian has said he was detained for more than 10 hours in Houston...

Bill Paxton Dead: 'Titanic' and 'Aliens' Actor Dies at 61

Bill Paxton diesBill Paxton, the actor best known for his roles in movies including Titanic, Aliens and Twister,...

Dozens Of Gravestones Toppled, Broken At Philadelphia Jewish Cemetery

Phildelphia Jewish cemetery vandalizedNumerous headstones have been knocked over and broken at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia in an...

Churches Are Readying Homes And Underground Railroads To Hide Immigrants From Deportation

Churches readying for underground railroad for deporteesChurches across the US are fighting back against the Trump administration’s mandate to ramp up deportations...
 
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!