Last week, UFCW Local 400 President Mark Federici sent letters to corporate executives at Giant Food, Safeway, Kroger and Shoppers to demand the reinstatement of hazard pay at all Local 400 represented workplaces.
These companies have relied on hard-working Local 400 members risking themselves and their families to keep these stores open throughout the pandemic. In return, all four chains are seeing a massive increase in sales and raking in profits. But despite the risks our members face every day, these grocers are refusing to provide hazard pay.
So long as masks are necessary, there is a hazard, and so long as there is a hazard, there should be hazard pay. Moreover, if our members have to wear masks to protect customers, then customers should have to wear masks to protect us too.
Read all four letters to the companies at the links below: