Monday, July 13, 2020
We call on Stop & Shop to immediately extend hazard pay until the end of this crisis and to continue enforcing strict safety measures.
Why is this important?
Since the outset of the COVID-19 crisis, grocery workers, many of whom are members of UFCW Locals 1500 and 342 as well as Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW, have answered the call to support their communities. They continue to go to work each and every day to ensure that we all have access to fresh groceries and supplies.
Despite the fact that COVID-19 persists as an everyday hazard, Stop & Shop has announced they will be cancelling hazard pay for their Associates effective July 4th. We believe this is completely unacceptable.
The grocery business is one of the few industries that has not been shut down or devastated but has actually been thriving during the COVID-19 outbreak. There is simply no excuse to cut pay for workers right now.
As long as there is a hazard, there should be hazard pay. And the hazard is still very real right now. With no vaccine in sight, these essential workers will continue to put their lives and the health of their families at risk by coming to work.
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