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Consumer, Labor Rights Groups, Teamsters Tell Whole Foods: Don't Support Child Labor Chocolate Maker

"The Teamsters have supported the fight to end child labor in the cocoa industry for over a decade," said Tracey Thompson, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 117. "Unfor-tunately, it is not surprising that Whole Foods has turned a blind eye to the rogue conduct of its suppliers, after all Whole Foods is also unwilling to hold is supplier in Seattle, UNFI, accountable for violating workers' rights."

Consumers can join the campaign by clicking on the following link: www.LaborRights.org/wf

View the online Whole Foods petition by clicking here: www.LaborRights.org/wf

View the full text of the letter by clicking here: http://www.raisethebarhershey.org/food-coops-and-natural-grocer-sign-on-letter/ .

GLOBAL EXCHANGE is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world. www.GlobalExchange.org  INTERNATIONAL LABOR RIGHTS FORUM (ILRF) is an advocacy organization dedicated to achieving just and humane treatment for workers worldwide. www.LaborRights.org

THE ORGANIC CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The Organic Consumers Fund is a 501(c)4 allied organization of the Organic Consumers Association, focused on grassroots lobbying and legislative action. www.organicconsumers.org

INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, founded in 1903, represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and "like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamsters.

SOURCE International Brotherhood of Teamsters

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