A group of Whole Foods employees in a Boston-area store walked out to protest the company's policy that prevented them from wearing Black Lives Matter masks.
Seven workers at the chain's Cambridge, Massachusetts, store posed in a picture Wednesday that they posted on Twitter, in which they claimed Whole Foods cares "about the business their racist customers give them more than spreading a peaceful yet important message." The employees say the protest was in response to the store's manager decision not to let them wear the gear.
In response to the manager's decision, Whole Foods said in a statement that all employees "must comply with our longstanding company dress code, which prohibits clothing with visible slogans, messages, logos or advertising that are not company-related."
"Team members with face masks that do not comply with dress code are always offered new face masks," a Whole Foods spokesperson said. "Team members are unable to work until the comply with dress code."
What are you thoughts on this? At first I am thinking let them go ahead and where it; really what is the big deal? Then someone pointed out they need to do this because now what happens if someone wears a "blue lives matter" - then you gotta let them wear it; then what if someone wears a maga one - to be fair you would need to let them wear that - --- it could progress to violence depending on people's viewpoints.