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Demand food brands take action NOW on COVID-19

Demand food brands take action NOW on COVID-19

Demand food brands take action NOW on COVID-19

Everyone who is part of keeping America fed is essential. From workers cutting and packaging the Tyson chicken your family eats, to the grocery clerks keeping your shelves stocked with fresh options. And they need your help.

Tell your favorite grocery stores & brands that you insist on a new standard for ALL food workers during COVID-19. One that provides:

  • COVID-19 healthcare coverage
  • Emergency pay increases
  • Flexible paid leave
  • Comprehensive safety protocols

Companies like Albertsons and Safeway have already agreed to do the right thing and provide paid leave, emergency pay increases, and protective shields for all cashiers, but many are still holding out. It’s time they hear from us, their customers.

Demand food brands take action NOW on COVID-19

Everyone who is part of keeping America fed is essential. From workers cutting and packaging the Tyson chicken your family eats, to the grocery clerks keeping your shelves stocked with fresh options. And they need your help.

Tell your favorite grocery stores & brands that you insist on a new standard for ALL food workers during COVID-19. One that provides:

  • COVID-19 healthcare coverage
  • Emergency pay increases
  • Flexible paid leave
  • Comprehensive safety protocols

Companies like Albertsons and Safeway have already agreed to do the right thing and provide paid leave, emergency pay increases, and protective shields for all cashiers, but many are still holding out. It’s time they hear from us, their customers.

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

UFCW Is Fighting For Our Members During This Crisis

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