A Whole Foods worker walkout took place at a Portland store on Sunday afternoon after an employee said he had to resign for refusing to take off a button that said “racism has no place here.”
Dylan Woodruff, 23, said he was told on July 27 not to come back to work because of the button, 360aproko news reported. Woodruff worked at Whole Foods’ Laurelhurst store east of downtown Portland and was expected at Sunday’s walkout, a spokesperson for Portland Jobs with Justice, a group supporting the walkout, told 360aproko news.
Whole Foods’ website declares “Racism has no place here,” but the button was not made by Whole Foods. The store’s policy bans “any visible slogans, messages, logos or advertising that are not company-related, on any article of clothing.”
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