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Why This Group is Trying to Stop Amazon From Buying Whole Foods

By on July 18, 2017 in Commercial, Employment, Labor

Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, sees Amazon the way some Rust Belt workers see global trade — as a threat to American jobs, reports The Washington Post.

Perrone was planning to file a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission, arguing that letting Amazon buy Whole Foods would trigger a wave of store closures and eventually quash customer choice, writes the Post‘s Danielle Paquette.

“The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union has roughly 1.3 million members across North America, working for retailers at a typical wage of about $18 an hour, including benefits,” according to Paquette. “Members are employed at stores such as Kroger, Safeway and Albertsons. Whole Foods, for contrast, isn’t unionized.”

Read the Post report.