July 20, 2020

'Just plain wrong': Elizabeth Warren calls on Stop & Shop to reinstate hazard pay

"They didn’t sign up for a job that meant putting their lives at risk every day, but they are doing it."

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is at the helm of the charge of Washington lawmakers demanding the country’s major grocery retailers, including Stop & Shop, Wegmans, and Whole Foods, reinstate hazard pay for hourly workers as companies have peeled back the compensation even as coronavirus cases have skyrocketed in recent weeks.

“Frontline workers are taking all of the risk,” Warren said Friday on a video press conference call alongside fellow Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, and the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, who, together, are calling on companies to extend the pay raises they doled out to employees at the pandemic’s onset and to establish and enforce on-the-job safety protections.

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Read the full article on the Boston.com website here


By:  Christopher Gavin
Source: Boston.com