LA JOLLA, Calif. — United Food and Commercial Workers Union members said they were planning a protest over the weekend outside a Whole Foods here in response to the opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal this month by Whole Foods’ chairman and chief executive officer, John Mackey.
In the piece, Mackey criticized government intervention in health care and offered suggestions for cost savings, citing his own company’s plan as an example. The piece has drawn calls for a boycott of the chain. The UFCW said it planned to distribute information to customers about Mackey’s position.
“The purpose of these efforts will be to set the record straight about health care reform and to raise serious concerns about Whole Foods CEO’s position on this critical issue,” the UFCW said in a prepared statement. “These events will be part of a series of regional educational efforts being planned for the coming weeks.”
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