Our very own ‘SST’ has been waging a one-man crusade against Whole Foods recently for their anti-union tactics during a unionization campaign at their Madison, Wisconson store. The New York Times covered the story today in their article “Love the Worker, Not the Union, a store says as some organize.” Here’s another blogger calling Whole Foods the ‘Wal-Mart of Natural Foods’ for their anti-union tactics. According to the employees’ website, ‘Whole Foods Workers Unite!’ they have begun a advertising campaign in alternative weeklies in select cities. To me, the whole affair sounds to me like the efforts to organize Borders, Target, Wal-Mart, and other retail employees. The obvious question: will Whole Food’s Ann Arbor store be next? (In Current’s 2003 survey, they beat out People’s Food Co-op for ‘Best Specialty Grocery Store, and made runner-up for best produce.)

Author: Rob