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Grocery stores are starting to end hazard pay, but grocery workers are still getting sick

21 May 2020

As states begin to reopen, many policies for frontline workers are starting to disappear—even though the coronavirus has not.

Across the country, more than 10,000 grocery workers in stores represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union—which has members at Kroger, Ralphs, Safeway, Shaw’s, and more—have become sick or exposed to COVID-19, and 68 have died. That’s a 200% increase compared to the number of deaths and infections five weeks ago, the union says, and proof, they add, that additional and extended hazard pay is needed for grocery employees on the front lines.


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