Attention California Grocery Shoppers: Mi Pueblo Is Using E-Verify
"Mi Pueblo Foods, a grocery chain catering to the Latino market, is facing a boycott after agreeing to participate in a federal program designed to verify the immigration status of employees. Mike Henneberry, spokesman for United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 5, said the union will launch the boycott Monday in an effort to get the San Jose-based chain to roll back its use of the Internet-based E-Verify program," the San Jose Mercury News says.
"Mi Pueblo spokeswoman Perla Rodriguez said the action is the latest "stunt" by a union that's unsuccessfully tried to organize workers for years. She acknowledged the boycott could hurt business. 'What concerns us is that the union says it cares about our employees, but taking this action could have a negative impact on our employees,' she said. 'At the end of the day, it could cost jobs. These are real people with real families who need to put food on the table.'"
Based around Central California, the Mi Pueblo site has a list of locations on their website.
We are in the process of archiving old comments so that they may be displayed after October 1st. New comments are being directed to the daily Stein Report post on Immigrationreform.com. Thank you to all commenters on the site - there are over 30,000 comments from the last several years that are in the process of conversion so they can be displayed on the correct pages on SteinReport.com.