Howdy Neighbor!Emeryville has a well earned reputation as a place to do business. For decades, our reputation has proceeded us. Want a place where City Hall will help you maximize your profits? Emeryville would be a good selection.
So what has that culture netted us? What kind of business community neighbors have we got in Emeryville? We've got Whole Foods, the purveyor of wholesome overpriced victuals with its wholesome union busting standard operating procedure.
Labor protests are now a regular fixture for more than a year at the Emeryville Whole Foods regional corporate headquarters on Hollis and 59th streets. The unions have told us of the unfair labor practises of Whole Foods, damaging to workers, their families and the community. For their part on this issue, Whole Foods has said....nothing. They're not required to tell Emeryville residents anything about how they treat their workers so they're not. How's THAT for being good corporate neighbors?
Seen this week (top photo) and from last year (Tilton Pacific is a Whole Foods contractor not honoring its contract with the unions):