Extra pay mandates could increase grocery costs for a family of four by $400 per year

What is Extra Pay?

Extra Pay is just that – extra – and is a supplement to the fair, competitive wages and benefits collectively bargained by grocery workers’ unions.

Local grocery stores have long been committed to paying competitive wages and providing excellent health and retirement benefits to their employees.

Extra pay proposals ignore this commitment, and would have significant, negative impacts at the worst possible time leading to:

  • Increased food and grocery costs for California families of four by $400 per year
  • Increased food insecurity for low-income, people of color, seniors, and disadvantaged communities
  • Potential food deserts disproportionately impacting low-income communities
  • Reduced access to grocery stores for consumers
  • Fewer jobs and hours for grocery workers