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CBS LA: Grocers Study – Extra Pay Mandates To Raise Prices $400 Annually For Families

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – As the city of Los Angeles considers a plan to mandate in hazard pay for grocery workers and others working during the coronavirus pandemic, a state grocers trade group is warning prices could soar higher if such a plan is adopted. A new study released Thursday by the California Grocers Association found […]

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CGA Press Release: New Study Finds Extra Pay Grocery Mandates Will Raise Grocery Prices $400 Annually for a Typical Family of Four

Contact: Nate Rose, Senior Director of Communications, CA Grocers Association, [email protected] Proposals in various cities of up to $5/hour would raise grocer labor costs by up to 28 percent and have negative impacts on customers and employees Sacramento – A new study released today found that extra pay mandates of up to $5.00/hour for grocery workers, which are being […]

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Economic Impact Study: Consumer and Community Impacts of Hazard Pay Mandates

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Southern California Record: Grocers’ association sues Long Beach over city council imposed COVID pay increase, argues raise will increase food prices

When the California Grocers Association (CGA) president was informed that the city council of Long Beach had tentatively approved an ordinance requiring larger grocery stores to temporarily pay their workers hero pay, he was disappointed. “We were surprised that the city council would not talk to us to learn about what we’ve already done before […]

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Long Beach Post News: With its pending legal battle over ‘Hero Pay’ for grocery workers, Long Beach becomes litmus test for other cities

Long Beach last week became the first the city in the state to mandate an extra $4 per hour in “Hero Pay” for grocery workers who are on the front line in COVID-19 pandemic.– ADVERTISEMENT – It was also the first city to be quickly sued by the California Grocers Association. Now, as the city faces a […]

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La Opinion Op-Ed: Las comunidades latinas y de bajos ingresos sufrirán si se aprueba el mandato de pago adicional

Las comunidades latinas y de bajos ingresos sufrirán si se aprueba el mandato de pago adicional Nuestros líderes locales deberían pensar en formas de apoyar a los supermercados en los vecindarios de minorías y de bajos ingresos, sin crear mandatos que perjudiquen a las familias que intentan sobrevivir a esta pandemia DE: RUBEN GUERRA, EL PRESIDENTE […]

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La Opinion Op-Ed: Low-income and Latino communities will suffer if the additional payment mandate is approved

Low-income and Latino communities will suffer if the additional payment mandate is approved Our local leaders should think of ways to support supermarkets in minority and low-income neighborhoods, without creating mandates that harm families trying to survive this pandemic. BY: RUBEN GUERRA, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD AND GENERAL DIRECTOR OF THE LATIN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Published […]

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CGA Press Release: California Grocers Association Files Lawsuit Against City of Long Beach to Halt Illegal Extra Pay Mandate for Grocery Workers

Contact: Nate Rose, Senior Director of Communications, CA Grocers Association, [email protected] Mandates in Long Beach and other cities violate National Labor Relations Act and equal protection clauses in U.S. and California Constitutions Sacramento – The California Grocers Association (CGA) today filed a lawsuit against the City of Long Beach to challenge an Ordinance approved by the […]

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California Grocers Association Lawsuit Against City of Long Beach over Extra Pay Mandates

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LA Times Editorial: L.A. and Long Beach want ‘hero pay’ for some workers but not others

L.A. and Long Beach want ‘hero pay’ for some workers but not others BY: LOS ANGELES TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD Published in the Los Angeles Times on January 19, 2021 Elected officials in Los Angeles, Long Beach and other California communities have declared that they want to honor essential workers by requiring employers to provide up […]