Damaged goods: Costco joins UFW “equitable food” front group

Costco has teamed up with the UFW to certify its fresh produce.

In what promises to be a blow to its brand image, Costco has teamed up with a UFW front group to that will funnel money into the dying union and mislead customers into thinking that non-approved produce is “unsafe.” The Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) is a Washington, DC-based lobby chaired by UFW Vice President Erik Nicholson. Costco is heavily involved with EFI. The Initiative’s board secretary, Preston Witt, is Costco’s…

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Equitable Food Initiative? Why won’t Costco denounce UFW assault on woman?

Costco and UFW, partners in the Equitable Food Initiative, won't denounce June 2, 2016 UFW assault on woman in San Jose.

Why won’t Costco denounce its partner, the UFW, for participating in the ugly assault on a San Jose woman last week? Costco and the UFW are co-founders of the “Equitable Food Initiative” to ensure “fairness” and “safety” for fresh produce. The Equitable Food Initiative looks more like a UFW protection racket, because growers and workers who don’t support the tiny, heavily politicized union, won’t get the Initiative’s seal of approval.…

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