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The CtW Investment Group, which advocates on behalf of union investments in pension funds, has called for the Whole Foods board of directors to remove John Mackey as the company’s CEO, citing Mackey’s op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal that opposed health care reforms being championed by the Obama administration. As has been well chronicled, the op-ed piece has inflamed many Whole Foods shoppers with more progressive/liberal political views.

"Mr. Mackey attempted to capitalize on the brand reputation of Whole Foods to champion his personal political views, but has instead deeply offended a key segment of Whole Foods consumer base," said CtW Investment Group Executive Director Bill Patterson.
KC's View:
Somehow, I have a feeling that a union-backed investment group doesn’t have a lot of sway at Whole Foods HQ.