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Grrrrr... et tu Trader Joe's? Is there any place that's safe that I can spend my hard earned pennies?

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Fuck two buck chuck.

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Okay, Judge Muhl is my new spirit animal.

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Not that I'll ever see a TJ's around here, but they're probably still preferable to the unionized Vons store 15 miles from me.

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Ultimately what this tells me is that late stage capitalism has, in fact, ruined absolutely everything and it's past time we put it out of our misery.

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Sadly, we as well as it will go--and go we shall, sooner than later. H. sapiens is toast.

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Ta, Robyn. There are a few things I buy from TJ's; looks like I'll be buying them elsewhere.

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Oh good, another place I don’t have to patronize with my Biden Bucks.

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IANAL, but... I would guess that the time and place to argue that the court you're facing is unconstitutional, is NOT when literally facing it.

The NLRB have gold fringed flags or something?

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In a better world all "right-to-work" laws and at-will employment would be banned. Musk and Trader Joe's and Starbucks want a lord and serf employment relationship.

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Time and time again we are disabused of the myth of the “good” corporation. There are no good corporations: there are only bosses and workers.

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I used to live in a place where there was not a Trader Joe’s and I heard all the time about how cool it was, and about how they had all this good stuff that they don’t have anywhere else.

Then I moved to a place where there is a Trader Joe’s a few miles from my house. I went one time. It seems like they have the same shit as all the other stores, but with their own cute little labels to make their products look more “exotic” or something.

What I’m saying is, Trader Joe has a boring grocery store, and now that he’s doing union busting on top of being boring, he can go jump up his own ass.

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No, they don't have the same shit as all the other stores.

The union busting can die in a fire.

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My artist friend used to DayJob at TJ's, he left because TJ's had new bosses and they were all Busters.

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Oh Joe, say it ain't so!!!! In my formative post-college years I lived in walking distance from not one but two TJs stores, including the original. That make, hmmm, carry the one, thirty-leven years that TJs has been a fond part of my life. What do you do before a party? Go to TJs for snacks and booze!

I'm going to let myself believe that it's one store with asshole management and then the lawyers and upper management got carried away. That's gotta be it.

Who next, Ben and Jerry's (owned by Unilever since 2000, but they're still cool, right?)

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Ben and Jerry's is still cool.

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There is no ethical consumption (or sales) under capitalism.

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More like traitor joe's amirite?

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I give as much as I business as I can to my local grocer. It's a family operation with maybe 8 stores in the area. The selection isn't always great, but it's a small store. They carry some things the larger chains don't. I got to know the manager at my local store, and he always tries to keep a 1/2 keg in the fridge for my kegerator. I developed the relationship by donating 2 portable wheelchair ramps for his elderly customers. I had them for my parents before they passed, and I had a permanent one added when my contractor rebuilt my falling apart porch and back deck. They deliver to the local elderly shut-ins who can't get out. They care about the community they serve.

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This won't end well for TJ's. Hadley is a stone's throw from Umass/Amherst in the heart of the Five College area. Very earthy/crunchy. In the same shopping area as Whole foods and a mile or so from two regional chain supermarkets, and near some awesome specialty markets. Very bad place to piss off the customer base.

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