‘Hero pay’ proposals will lead to unintended consequences BY: SOCAL NEWS GROUP EDITORIAL BOARD Published in The Orange County Register on February 13, 2021 We’re not sure why people were shocked by the predictable outcome of Long Beach’s decision to dramatically boost the hourly pay of grocery workers during the pandemic. After the vote, Kroger announced […]
Contact: Nate Rose, Senior Director of Communications, CA Grocers Association [email protected] Original Judge Hon. Dolly Gee recused herself but new judge, Hon. Otis Wright, has not reset hearing date Sacramento – The California Grocers Association (CGA) wanted media to be aware that despite a new judge being assigned to the case, the preliminary injunction hearing […]
Originally ran on CNBC, February 10, 2021 A new law in Long Beach, California went into effect, which requires grocery stores to give hourly workers more money for working during the pandemic. However, by increasing labor costs, it can actually do more harm than good. Sara Eisen, Closing Bell co-anchor, joins Shep Smith to explain. Watch […]
Originally ran on CNBC, February 9, 2021 CNBC’s Sara Eisen reports on the battle over hazard pay for grocery store workers. Watch the full clip here on CNBC.
California’s Employment Hazard BY: WALL STREET JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD Published in the Wall Street Journal on February 3, 2021 Its cities are already blowing past the $15 minimum wage. Progressives are never content with their policy victories. Take California, where Democrats have already enacted a statewide $15 minimum wage. But now, even as businesses struggle with declining […]
Contact: Nate Rose, Senior Director of Communications, CA Grocers Association, [email protected] Mandates violate National Labor Relations Act and equal protection clauses in U.S. and California Constitutions Sacramento – The California Grocers Association (CGA) today filed federal lawsuits against the City of Oakland and City of Montebello to challenge ordinances approved by them mandating an additional […]
BY: SUHAUNA HUSSAIN Published in the Los Angeles Times on February 1, 2021 As cities across the state look to require hazard pay for grocery workers, California’s grocery industry is pushing back. Kroger, which owns several supermarket chains, said Monday it would close two stores in Long Beach in response to city rules mandating an extra $4 […]