A "Progressive" Vegan Company's Anti-Union Campaign

A conversation with former workers at No Evil Foods, a vegan plant-based meat producer in North Carolina.

Maximillian Alvarez

100% vegan on a window of one of many vegan restaurants in Krakow city center, pictured on Thursday, September 27, 2018, in Krakow, Poland. Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The Working People Podcast talks to Jon, Meagan, Josh and Cortne, four former employees at No Evil Foods, a vegan plant-based meat producer in North Carolina that made headlines over the past year with its union-busting tactics. We talk about the failed unionization drive and the captive-audience meetings management held. And we discuss how companies like NEF use progressive” branding to mask their anti-union practices.

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Maximillian Alvarez is a writer and editor based in Baltimore and the host of Working People, a podcast by, for, and about the working class today.” His work has been featured in venues like In These Times, The Nation, The Baffler, Current Affairs, and The New Republic.

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