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Are you a UFCW member and experiencing a problem at work because of COVID-19?

Are you a UFCW member and experiencing a problem at work because of COVID-19?

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If you are a member with a COVID-19 concern in your workplace, please report it to us.

Many workers are experiencing similar challenges in workplaces across the country. Help us keep track of the problems you are facing so we can better work with employers to address them.

Sign Up For Coronavirus Alerts From Your UFCW Union Family

Sign up here for blast text alerts concerning CDC guidelines, health and safety measures, and other union news as it relates to the coronavirus.

OR

Text “Prepared” to 83071 For Updates

The UFCW is fighting to protect the safety and well-being of our members in this crisis

The UFCW is working with employers on:

STORE SANITIZATION
  • Reduced hours of operation for daily disinfection
  • Special hours for grocery workers and at-risk customers to shop
  • Regimented cleaning schedule for checkout stations
  • Closed salad bars
INCREASED HYGIENE AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS
  • Hand sanitizer and wipes for every worker
  • Regular, paid breaks for workers to wash their hands and wipe down checkstands/workstations
  • Gloves provided to all workers and ability to wear masks
  • Enforcement of six-foot social distance protocols in stores (tape on floor, signs)
  • Limit numbers of customers in store at one time to safe levels
  • Free testing and/or time off to get tested without penalty or discrimination
  • Ongoing health and safety training on CDC guidelines
STAFFING
  • Address understaffing issues at store
  • Sufficient staff and supplies to clean restrooms and break rooms
  • Offer up to 48 hours per week to all employees before hiring new staff
THE UFCW IS WORKING WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS ON
  • First responder benefits
  • Hazard pay for workers
  • Overtime pay for all retail workers who work more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week
PAID LEAVE
  • Two weeks paid sick leave and emergency FMLA paid long term leave; encourage sick workers to stay home
  • Ability to use paid sick leave for childcare in case of school closures; childcare stipend for members in need
  • Protection against job loss

If you are a member with a health and safety concern in your workplace, please report it to us.

Many workers are experiencing similar challenges in workplaces across the country. Help us keep track of the problems you are facing so we can better work with employers to address them.

UFCW Is Fighting For Our Members During This Crisis

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