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Melanie Wong | Mar 2, 202101:25 AM     7

" . . . These ordinances are shining one more spotlight on long-standing inequities exposed by the pandemic. While a number of companies provided their employees—who have faced unprecedented risks at work—with hazard pay last spring, most took it away a few months later, despite record breaking profits.

Other tensions between the food industry and labor have also recently made the news. For instance, Albertsons (which owns Safeway, Vons, and other grocery stores) announced that it would eliminate in-house delivery and personal shopper positions in favor of third-party gig workers in California at the end of February. And fast food workers across the country went on strike last week to demand a hike to the minimum wage. . . "

Grocery Stores Continue to Push Back Against Hazard Pay for Workers Civil Eats

As cities across the West Coast mandate extra pay for frontline workers, grocery chains are responding with lawsuits and store closures.

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