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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 […]

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Long Beach Press-Telegram Op-ed: Protect Essential Grocery Workers without Putting Others at Risk

Protect Essential Grocery Workers without Putting Others at Risk By: Ronald Fong, President and CEO, California Grocers Association Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on December 31, 2020 As the holiday shopping season comes to a close, many businesses wonder whether they have the means to keep seasonal holiday workers onboard in a full or […]

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CGA Letter to Long Beach Mayor Garcia: Hazard Pay for Grocery Workers

Dear Mayor Garcia, On behalf of Long Beach 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 so, […]