Closing Thought–27Apr20

Our seniors are living alone and in dire straights….they have few people checking on them and few chances to go to the store for food stuffs….I saw a program brought about by Gov. Newsom of California that I think is an excellent idea…..

Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom has put into immediate effect “Restaurants Deliver: Home Meals for Seniors”, a program that will pay local restaurants to deliver three nutritious meals every day of the week to at-risk seniors during the coronavirus epidemic.

When announcing the program on Friday, Newsom said that 1.7 million of California’s 5.7 million seniors live alone. He hopes the program will help ensure that high-risk seniors and other adults stay at home to avoid potentially contracting the virus.

Additionally, Newsom intends for the program to help “provide essential economic stimulus to local businesses and workers struggling to stay afloat during the Covid-19 crisis.” Restaurants can receive up to $16 for breakfasts, $17 for lunch and $28 for dinners.

https://www.newsweek.com/gov-newsom-announces-plan-restaurants-deliver-3-meals-daily-seniors-no-charge-1500174

A shame that more governors are not this forward thinking instead of following Trump around waiting to kiss his ass.

Over the weekend I also wrote about a program by Publix to help food banks that are struggling…..

Farmers around the country have been forced to dump milk and waste fresh produce as schools, restaurants and other institutions remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In response, Supermarket chain Publix launched a new initiative Wednesday to help struggling farmers — and get the food to Americans who need it most.

The company’s press release said it will purchase fresh produce and milk from farmers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and donate the goods directly to Feeding America food banks that are in its “operating area.” During the first week of the initiative alone, some 150,000 pounds of produce and 43,500 gallons of milk is expected to be donated, the company said.

“As a food retailer, we have the unique opportunity to bridge the gap between the needs of families and farmers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic,” said Todd Jones, Publix CEO. “In addition to providing much needed produce and milk to food banks, this initiative provides financial support to farmers during this challenging time.”

(CBS News)

My hat tips to these forward thinking people….these are the people that should be getting the Medal of Freedom not some mealy mouth radio personality that kisses Trump’s ass.

Then there are corporations like the worthless Whole Foods that will stop at NOTHING to screw their employees……

Whole Foods, the Amazon-owned grocery chain known for its pastoral chic and its mainstreaming of organic food commerce, is reportedly using demographic numbers and other data points to identify which stores are most at risk for unionization efforts, with the goal of clamping down on that activity before it becomes “problematic,” according to leaked internal documents.

The company is allegedly using a “heat map” to track the stores across the country most vulnerable to union agitation. Key data which it uses to make those judgments include the demographic diversity of a store, the unemployment rate in the region around it, company violations documented at the location, and the number of calls each store logs to human resources.

https://justthenews.com/nation/technology/whole-foods-using-heat-map-track-preempt-union-efforts-its-stores

Bezos should follow in Publix lead….after all he is making millions off the pandemic try giving something back to the workers and society.

Thoughts?

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“lego ergo scribo”

6 thoughts on “Closing Thought–27Apr20

  1. Amazon is notorious for hating unions. Over here, they allow union membership, but then they refuse to negotiate with the unions. The employees need to walk out in protest, but given the current unemployment, they are unlikely to do that. Vistorian values in the 21st century. Shocking!
    I do buy from Amazon, but constantly use the contact form to urge them to give fair treatment to staff, if they want my custon to continue.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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