We are working with every employer we represent to provide enhanced policies for our members working during this crisis, including sick leave, hazard pay, protective equipment, and more.
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Enhanced pay and sick leave policies are now in effect at Keurig Dr Pepper and Boar’s Head facilities where our members work:
Boar’s Head will provide all hourly employees an additional $100 per week, effective March 27 through May 29, at which time the company will reassess and decide whether or not to continue the pay increases. The company will also permit employees who do not feel well to voluntarily stay at home for up to 14 days, and if an employee is quarantined or tests positive for COVID-19, Boar’s Head will provide 14 days of paid sick leave. The company has temporarily amended the attendance policy so no disciplinary points will be applied until further notice. Boar’s Head has also established an Employee Assistance Fund to help workers experiencing severe hardship as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.
Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is providing a 20% increase in pay, effective March 23rd and until further notice. The company is also providing two weeks of paid sick leave to any employee exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19. Employees who must miss work due to their children’s school being closed will have back-up childcare available through the Bright Horizons. In the event of a facility shutdown, employees who miss work will receive up to two weeks of pay, effective March 16. KDP has also implemented enhanced cleaning procedures and screening of individuals entering the facility.
Thank you for your service to your union, your communities and the country as a whole. You are on the frontlines of this crisis, and you are proving how invaluable your work is, and the vital role our union members play in times like these.
Please know that your UFCW Local 400 family is here for you during these difficult and challenging times. You are not alone. We are one union family, and we are in this together.