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: , , , , |

Kroger, Albertsons to Administer Free COVID-19 Vaccine

The Kroger Co., Albertsons Cos. and dozens of other U.S. grocery retailers are teaming up with the Department of Health and Human Services to administer free COVID-19 vaccines. Through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Strategy for COVID-19 Vaccination, grocers such as Kroger, Albertsons, Publix Super Markets, Walmart and Wegmans Food Markets  will [...]

2020-11-13T16:20:46+00:00November 13th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

UFCW rejects Kroger contract offer, workers cite safety and health insurance concerns

Kroger employees have been voicing concerns about working during the pandemic and are taking issue with their benefits and safety. Front line workers including grocery store employees have been depended upon all throughout the pandemic. Friday, after disputes with corporate leaders, UFCW Local 400 union voted 1551-130 to reject a [...]

2020-11-10T00:21:43+00:00November 10th, 2020|Tags: , |

Kroger rolls out rapid antibody COVID-19 testing to all pharmacies

The Kroger Co. has begun offering customers rapid antibody COVID-19 testing and plans to roll out the service to all of its 2,200-plus pharmacies. Kroger Health, the company’s health care services arm, said Wednesday that the Food and Drug Administration-authorized rapid antibody tests are now available at Ralphs Grocery pharmacies [...]

2020-10-30T15:35:01+00:00October 30th, 2020|Tags: , , |

UFCW ratifies new contract with Kroger Dallas division

The Kroger Co.’s Dallas division and United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1000 have reached a new collective bargaining agreement. Kroger announced contract ratification late yesterday. The agreement with UFCW 1000 covers over 11,000 associates in the division, which is based in Coppell, Texas. UFCW 1000, whose members work [...]

2020-09-16T23:51:02+00:00September 16th, 2020|Tags: , |
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