Grocery store workers are facing a greater risk of getting COVID-19 now than they were 60 days ago, according to the union that represents 1.3 million food workers in the US. Altogether, nearly 400 food service workers have died from the virus and 77,600 have been infected or exposed to [...]
At least 30 grocery store workers have died from the coronavirus. Now, there’s an urgent call to designate them as first responders
Grocery stores have become stalwarts for Americans during the coronavirus pandemic — when almost everything else is closed, you can rely on supermarkets to be open. Food stores have been deemed an essential service and their employees, essential workers. Now, two industry organizations want these employees, who risk exposure to [...]
At least 4 grocery store employees across the US have died of the coronavirus. Their union is demanding sanitary working conditions, protective gear, and hazard pay for these essential workers.
While most Americans are under orders to work from home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, employees of the nation's grocery stores are continuing to clock in — risking their lives for what is usually a low-paying job. As of Tuesday, at least four grocery store workers across the [...]
While doctors, nurses, and health-care professionals at large are rightfully being lauded as heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s another set of less likely saviors facing the coronavirus frontlines every day: grocery store workers. “It used to be an invisible job, just trying to stock the hummus and not get [...]
The California Senate approved a bill requiring grocery store owners to retain existing employees after a grocery store changes hands, sending the measure to Gov. Jerry Brown. The union-backed bill passed the upper house 22-14, with two Democrats, senators Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, and Cathleen Galgiani, D-Manteca, joining Republicans to vote [...]