Kroger CEO Cut Workers’ COVID-19 Hazard Pay, Grabbed Record $22.4 Million Package Himself

By Mary Papenfuss Source: HuffPost Kroger grocery company CEO Rodney McMullen cut COVID-19 hazard pay for food workers last year just months into the pandemic — then scooped up a record $22.4 million in compensation for himself, Bloomberg reported Thursday. McMullen’s pay package was revealed Thursday in a regulatory filing. [...]

2021-05-18T16:01:30+00:00May 18th, 2021|Tags: , , |

An unexpected pitfall for some cities’ mandatory hazard pay for essential workers

Despite the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations, hazards for frontline workers continue. Early in the pandemic, many large companies increased pay for essential workers, but many of those raises have now expired. Seattle and several cities across California have passed mandatory hazard pay for employees at some large grocers, a move [...]

2021-02-17T19:31:33+00:00February 17th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Grocery industry sues Seattle over new $4 hazard-pay law

Two Northwest grocery industry trade groups are suing Seattle over the city’s new law mandating $4-an-hour pay raises for grocery stores. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Seattle, alleges the city’s law interferes with the collective-bargaining process between grocery stores and unions and also “picks winners and [...]

2021-02-04T23:32:16+00:00February 4th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Union Announces COVID-19 Hazard Pay Deal for ShopRite Workers in Tri-State

Nearly 50,000 ShopRite grocery workers in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut will receive hazard pay after the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) reached an agreement with the grocery chain. The UFC, which represents 1.3 million food and retail workers, announced the deal Wednesday. The agreement with [...]

2020-11-30T17:33:48+00:00November 30th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Workers call on Walmart, Amazon and other retailers to bring back hazard pay ahead of holiday rush

Workers at Walmart, Amazon, Kroger and other major retailers are calling on their employers to reinstate hazard pay and strengthen safety protocols ahead of the busy holiday shopping season as coronavirus infection rates skyrocket. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), which represents 900,000 grocery employees at chains such [...]

2020-11-24T16:46:27+00:00November 24th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |
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