More than 200 meat plant workers in the U.S. have died of covid-19. Federal regulators just issued two modest fines.

Federal regulators knew about serious safety problems in dozens of the nation’s meat plants that became deadly coronavirus hot spots this spring but took six months to take action, recently citing two plants and finally requiring changes to protect workers. The financial penalties for a Smithfield Foods plant in South [...]

2020-09-14T17:32:53+00:00September 14th, 2020|Tags: , , |

UFCW: Grocers Should Kick Out Maskless Shoppers

The president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) says grocery stores should be kicking out shoppers who refuse to put on a mask. Marc Perrone spoke with CBS MoneyWatch about how the virus is affecting food and other essential workers. "I don't think that our workers ought to [...]

2020-09-14T17:18:00+00:00September 14th, 2020|Tags: , |

Covid-19’s acceleration of online grocery shopping and home delivery puts retail landlords and their smaller tenants in increasingly tough financial straits

The next decade of Ryan Sciullo’s career may look a little different than his first 15 years of selling grocery-anchored shopping centers. Sciullo, a senior member of CBRE’s national retail group, specializes in shopping centers anchored by food retailers like Giant, Trader Joe’s and BJ’s Wholesale Club. As Covid-19 has [...]

2020-08-14T20:53:41+00:00August 14th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Grocery workers say morale is at an all-time low: ‘They don’t even treat us like humans anymore’

This spring, for the first time, Angel Manners found purpose and pride at the supermarket where she has worked the past decade. Customers praised her as a hero for putting herself at risk during the pandemic. Bosses boosted her hourly pay by $2. Suddenly, her job was essential. Nearly five [...]

2020-08-12T17:47:34+00:00August 12th, 2020|Tags: , , |
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