Quebec grocery union, management work to untangle expected curfew complications
A union representing thousands of food-store employees was meeting with management Wednesday afternoon to figure out how those workers will be able to travel legally as Legault government announced a...
Teamster workers call for improved COVID-19 safety at two Albertsons distribution centers
About 800 Teamsters members held protests this week at Albertsons Cos. distribution centers in Tolleson, Ariz., and Roanoke, Texas, claiming that COVID-19 safety measures at the facilities fall short.
Grocers start administering COVID-19 vaccines to selected groups
Grocery chains including Albertsons, H-E-B, Hy-Vee and Walmart have started administering COVID-19 vaccines to high-priority recipients as the food-retailing industry gears up for a large-scale rollout of inoculations against...
Los Angeles County approves hero pay for grocery workers, relief for renters
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted on several measures Tuesday to provide economic relief during the pandemic, including "hero pay" for grocery workers and expanded protections for renters.
Controversy Over Nebraska Meat Packing Plant Covid Vaccinations
The Governor's statement earlier this week that only people working legally in Nebraska meat packing plants will get Covid vaccinations is being questioned.
The Governor’s office says meat processing companies work...
'Lazy,' 'Money-Oriented,' 'Single Mother': How Union-Busting Firms Compile Dossiers on Employees
A leaked internal "polling" spreadsheet from one of the country's top union avoidance firms offers an inside look into a highly secretive industry that specializes in helping employers derail union...
UFCW Calls on Albertsons to Halt Effort to Eliminate Jobs of Essential Grocery Workers Vital to Food Access for Millions Amid COVID Surge
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which represents 1.3 million frontline workers — including over 141,000 California workers — condemned a new report that Albertsons plans to fire grocery delivery drivers at its Vons and...
The Trump administration approved faster line speeds at chicken plants. Those facilities are more likely to have covid-19 cases.
The Trump administration allowed 15 poultry plants to increase slaughter line speeds during the pandemic, an action that boosts production and makes it more difficult for workers to maintain space...
Growing concerns for supermarket employees hard-hit by pandemic
The union for retail food workers says more needs to be done to protect employees. Several chains have implemented safeguards like plexiglass barriers and signs to mark social distancing, but...
Grocery trends: Fewer new products, but more changes in supermarkets and shopping
My articles on food trends usually include exciting new products and some innovations in food manufacturing or packaging. But like everything else in 2020, this trend report is different because...
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