Business Insider reported that “Amazon-owned Whole Foods is quietly tracking its employees with a heat map tool that ranks which stores are most at risk of unionizing”.
“Whole Foods is keeping an eye on stores at risk of unionizing through an interactive heat map, according to five people with knowledge of the matter and internal documents viewed by Business Insider.
“The heat map is powered by an elaborate scoring system, which assigns a rating to each of Whole Foods‘ 510 stores based on the likelihood that their employees might form or join a union.
“The stores’ individual risk scores are calculated from more than two dozen metrics, including employee ‘loyalty’, turnover, and racial diversity…”
The “diversity index” shows the racial and ethnic representation of employees in every store. Stores at higher risk of unionizing have lower diversity and lower employee compensation.
But interestingly, these same stores have higher total store sales and higher rates of workers’ compensation claims, according to the documents.
This offers a good clue as to why US Big Tech companies are so eager to adopt “diversity”. It happens to be a union busting tool to divide the workforce as well as an effective measure to force employees to accept lower wages.
Amazon focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four tech companies, along with Google, Apple, and Microsoft. All of them have shown a particular devotion to “diversity”.