January 28, 2022

Tomer Aiderapp

Consummate Business Technicians

Feds should butt out of Whole Foods dispute over BLM gear

Can you visualize if the federal governing administration advised a private retail small business, that they are authorized to ban political speech by staff while on the work, but they have to make an exception for all those that want to use a “MAGA” t-shirt? Or an, “All Lives Matter” hat?

Can you picture seeking the authorities to ever have that authority? I can not and I really don’t.  So, why does the governing administration consider they can notify a non-public retailer they can ban political speech or slogans from personnel at the function place, but they have to make an exception for the slogan, “Black Life Matter”?  This is not about the aid or opposition to “Black Lives Matter”.  This about the legal rights of a private business and a significant above-arrive at from an arm of the federal government. 

Total Foodstuff Industry, the mega natural grocery chain is in a legal battle with the National Labor Relations Board, a federal agency “vested with the energy to safeguard employees’ rights to manage and to ascertain irrespective of whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The agency also acts to avert and remedy unfair labor practices dedicated by private sector businesses and unions.” (nlrb.gov)

The saga began in 2020, when a team of personnel sued right after currently being banned and threatened with termination if they ongoing to flout the enterprise policy prohibiting “employees from putting on attire with noticeable slogans, messages, or logos exhibiting statements not linked to the firm.” The employees had worn and preferred to continue on to wear “BLM” or “Black Lives Matter” attire whilst on the work.  The NLRB statements Entire Foodstuff broke federal labor regulation by not allowing for, really specially, the “Black Life Matter” slogan on masks or clothes. 

My 1st issue is, why is the NLRB included in this?

My 2nd problem is, is any 1 else worried that the federal federal government is dictating to non-public organization not only “if” they can have a costume code for employees, but “what” that dress code can be?