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Whole Foods Wage Increase Leads to Shorter Hours


the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, something for New Jersey low wage workers to look forward too. In response to public pressure and increasing scrutiny over the pay of its warehouse workers, Amazon enacted a $15 minimum wage for all its employees on 1 November, including workers at grocery chain Whole Foods which it purchased in 2017.

All Whole Foods employees paid less than $15 an hour saw their wages increase to at least that, while all other team members received a $1-an-hour wage increase and team leaders received a $2-an-hour increase.

But since the wage increase, Whole Food employees have told the UK Guardian that they have experienced widespread cuts that have reduced schedule shifts across many stores, often negating wage gains for employees.

“My hours went from 30 to 20 a week,” said one Whole Foods employee in Illinois.

3 thoughts on “Whole Foods Wage Increase Leads to Shorter Hours

  1. this could have been predicted….in fact it was….

    The Market is never wrong.

  2. What? Next thing we will be hearing is that increasing the minimum wage has a negative effect!

  3. I believe this article made that clear…

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