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Workers continue protest against Market of Choice

Employees are demanding the right to wear BLM face masks.

Posted: Jul 2, 2020 1:23 PM
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 3:06 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Employees of Market of Choice continued their protest against the grocery chain on Thursday, demanding the right to wear face masks that support Black Lives Matter.

About a dozen people demonstrated outside the store on Franklin Boulevard in Eugene. This is at least the third such action in the last three weeks.

Market of Choice did release a statement to KEZI saying: “At Market of Choice, we support our Black Community, Vendors and Employees. Not allowing employees to wear a Black Lives Matter mask is simply a dress code issue, similar to most other retailers. No one has been terminated for wearing a Black Lives Matter mask, despite reports to the contrary.”

They went on to say that several changes have been made within the corporation, such as meeting with almost all 1,300 team members to discuss how the company can best support communities of color.

Market of Choice is also increasing representation on their Equity and Inclusion Committee and expanding their outreach of BIPOC team members.

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