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Topic Reading-Vol.3005-7/3/2020

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2020/07/03 Topic Reading-Vol.3005-7/3/2020

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

Whole Foods workers sent home for wearing Black Lives Matter masks

Both are headquartered in Seattle, Washington, whose residents are highly sensitive to social matters. Both are a leader within the respective industry, online retailing and coffee shops. They are Amazon and Starbucks. Amazon owns Whole Foods, an upper scale grocery chain store. Neither Whole Foods nor Starbucks allowed its employees to wear clothes that explicitly shows a political slogan or message, like “Black Lives Matter.” The grocery chain store maintains and enforces the policy while the coffee shop chain bent its policy and supported the BLM movement. Some employees of the grocery chain store whose manager enforced the policy walked out to protest the company’s stance.

It seems like a highly controversial and sensitive issue for management. Clouds are appearing and everyone can see them. The management needs to judge whether they bring a storm that could change the landscape.

Social movements often arise. It is a continuous challenge for the management.

Read the article and think about what you would do if you owned a store with a restrictive dress code.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/26/business/whole-foods-black-lives-matters-employees-trnd/index.html

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