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Coalition Letter: Coalition of local grocers, community advocates, and business leaders send letter to Long Beach City Council opposing extra pay mandates

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CGA Press Release: Coalition of grocers, small businesses and community organizations opposes City of Long Beach extra pay mandates for grocery workers that would cost consumers and workers

Contact: Nate Rose, Senior Director of Communications, CA Grocers Association, [email protected] Local communities need to fully analyze the negative consequences of mandatory extra pay-increase proposals before rushing to implement Sacramento – The Long Beach City Council will vote Tuesday, January 19 on a mandate to require grocers to pay workers in the city an extra $4 […]

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Forbes Op-Ed: Government-Mandated Hero Pay Fails To Achieve Its Lofty Goals

Government-Mandated Hero Pay Fails To Achieve Its Lofty Goals BY: WAYNE WINEGARDEN, FORBES CONTRIBUTOR Published in Forbes on January 15, 2021 Offering a temporary pay increase to grocery workers, often referred to as “hero pay”, makes a lot of sense when grocers voluntarily provide this additional compensation to their employees. Grocery workers are taking on […]

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Santa Monica Lookout: ‘Hero Pay’ Could Backfire, Grocery Industry Says

The grocery industry is warning cities like Santa Monica to reconsider “knee-jerk proposals” to raise the pay of grocery workers during the coronavirus pandemic. The California Grocers Association says ordinances like the one the City Council is considering Tuesday will likely result in higher food prices and scaled-back hours for workers. “Some localities are rushing […]

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CGA Press Release: California Grocers Association Warns of Potential Negative Impacts of Los Angeles County Ordinance Mandating Extra Pay for Grocery Workers

Contact: Nate Rose, Senior Director of Communications, CA Grocers Association, [email protected] Local communities need to fully analyze the negative consequences of mandatory extra pay-increase proposals before rushing to implement Sacramento – Today the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will be voting to instruct staff to develop an ordinance to require grocers to pay workers an […]

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CGA Press Release: California Grocers Association Warns of Potential Negative Impacts of San Francisco County Resolution for Extra Pay for Grocery Workers

Contact: Nate Rose, Senior Director of Communications, CA Grocers Association, [email protected] Local communities need to fully analyze the negative consequences of pay-increase proposals before rushing to implement Sacramento – Today the San Francisco County Board of Supervisors will be voting on a resolution both urging and pushing a requirement for grocers to pay workers an extra […]

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Valley Industry & Commerce Association Press Release: County Seeks to Make Groceries More Expensive for Residents with “Hero Pay”

Van Nuys, Calif. – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has introduced a motion to create an ordinance, which would require grocery stores in unincorporated areas of the County of Los Angeles to pay their workers an additional five dollars per hour in wages, calling it “Hero Pay.” VICA President Stuart Waldman said: “During […]

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Los Angeles Times: L.A. County could mandate ‘hero pay’ for some grocery, drugstore workers

Grocery and retail drugstore employees who work in unincorporated Los Angeles County could see a pay bump of $5 an hour if the county Board of Supervisors approves a “hero pay” ordinance later this month. The measure was quickly opposed by grocery industry leaders, who said it could require stores to raise prices at a […]

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CGA Letter to LA County Supervisor Solis: Hazard Pay for Grocery Workers

Dear Supervisor Solis, On behalf of Los Angeles County grocers, I write with concerns about the recommendation regarding hazard pay to grocery workers. Our industry shares your appreciation for critical infrastructure employees across the grocery spectrum. This is why grocery companies were at the forefront of implementing COVID-19 safety protocols, before being asked to do […]