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What is Extra Pay?

Local grocery stores have long been committed to paying competitive wages and providing excellent health and retirement benefits to their employees. Grocery stores have provided extra pay and benefit enhancements to recognize grocery workers during these difficult times – a supplement to the fair, competitive wages and benefits collectively bargained by grocery workers’ unions. Extra pay proposals ignore this commitment, and would have significant, negative impacts for consumers, workers and our most vulnerable communities at the worst possible time leading to…

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  • Grocery stores have made significant investments to make stores safer for workers and customers.
  • Grocery stores have provided extra pay and benefit enhancements to support grocery workers.
  • Extra pay mandates could increase grocery costs for a family of four by $400 per year at the worst possible time. 
  • Extra pay mandates would likely lead to increased food insecurity issues that are more abundant for low-income and disadvantaged communities.