Joe Rogoff sounds off: Whole Foods talks, but will they listen? / Noisy Waters Northwest, Sandy Robson


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Familias Unidas por la Justicia President Ramon Torres, shown on left, Whole Foods Market Pacific Northwest Regional President Joe Rogoff, center, and Andrew Eckels, boycott organizer, right, at the May 11, 2016 Whole Foods Market store opening ceremony in Bellingham, WA. Photo credit James Leder

May 30, 2016  Sandy Robson

On May 19, 2016, I called Whole Foods Pacific Northwest Regional office and asked to speak to Joe Rogoff, President of the Pacific Northwest Region. I wanted to speak to him about the new Whole Foods Market store that opened in Bellingham, Washington, on May 11, 2016, and the protest by a delegation of farm workers and their supporters from the local community, that occurred during the store’s grand opening ceremony. Continue reading

Things to know about Driscoll’s at Whole Foods Market in Bellingham / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Facebook event banner for May 28, 2016, 1 p.m., informational picket at Whole Foods Market, Lakeway Center location in Bellingham.  Click on the graphic to go the the event page.

May 19, 2016  Dena Jensen (Updated May 19, 2016 at 5:15 p.m.)

In mid-March 2016 Familias Unidas por la Jusiticia launched a 28 day tour of the West Coast to “energize a major offensive on the boycott of Driscoll’s berries.”  The second stop on their tour was at at Whole Foods Market in Portland, Oregon.   I wanted to put together a few pieces of information about this month’s opening of Whole Foods Market here in Bellingham as it relates to the boycott of Driscoll’s Continue reading

Western students boycott outside Costco / The Western Front, Nic Ulmer

Western junior Pollete Trana protests against Driscoll's Berries at a boycott outside of the Bellingham Costco on Sunday, April 12. // Photo by Nic Ulmer

Western junior Pollete Trana protests against Driscoll’s Berries at a boycott outside of the Bellingham Costco on Sunday, April 12. // Photo by Nic Ulmer

APRIL 19, 2016 Nic Ulmer

Western students and community members held a protest outside Costco on Monday, April 17, urging shoppers and the store to boycott Driscoll’s Berries and Sakuma Brothers for their reputation of mistreatment toward farmworkers. Continue reading