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

FIRST RESPONDER BENEFITS
  • “First responder” status for all grocery workers to ensure personal protective equipment is available
  • Overtime pay for anyone working more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week
  • Hazard pay during the crisis
INCREASED HYGIENE AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS
  • Hand sanitizer and wipes for every worker and at every workstation
  • Regular scheduling for workers to wash their hands and wipe down work stations
  • Gloves to all workers and ability to wear masks
  • Have management encourage customers to utilize social distance protocols
  • Free testing and time off to get tested without penalty or discrimination
  • Ongoing health and safety training on CDC guidelines
SANITARY STORES
  • 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 and food bars
PAID LEAVE
  • Two weeks paid sick leave and emergency FMLA paid long-term leave
  • Ability to use paid sick leave for childcare in case of school closures
  • Identify at-risk workers and provide them opportunities to work other jobs in stores
  • Protection against job loss
  • Hire more union workers to address understaffing at stores

Employer Updates

UFCW International and UFCW Locals have been negotiating with employers across the country to recognize how hard grocery, healthcare, and retail employees are working to provide necessary food and supplies to their communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

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UFCW International President Marc Perrone calls on Trump to protect American workers

At the start of this outbreak, UFCW sent a letter to President Trump and Congressional leaders outlining the union’s top policy priorities for economic relief legislation.

UFCW called for action by Congress and the White House to provide the aid needed for the nearly 80 million hourly workers – representing about 60 percent of the U.S. workforce – who are most at risk. Top UFCW priorities for worker relief in the letter include:

  • At least two weeks of paid sick leave for all workers;
  • Extension of unemployment benefits for workers temporarily laid off or whose work hours have been disrupted;
  • Protection against unfair termination or discrimination for those suspected of being exposed to the coronavirus.

“Nearly 80 million American workers – or 59 percent of the entire U.S. workforce – are hourly employees who only get paid for the hours they work. As the financial impact of the coronavirus is felt across every community, these hard-working men and women are on the front lines.

“I am urging each of our nation’s elected leaders to develop immediate policies that ensure that workers – salaried and hourly – do not have to choose between work and their health.“ – Marc Perrone

UFCW members are employed at the following companies (and many others)

Kroger
Fred Meyer
Ralph’s
Fry’s
Roundy’s
King Soopers
Smith’s
Food 4 Less
Mega Marts
QFC
Foods Co
Safeway
Albertson’s
Von’s
Jewel
ACME
Shaw’s
Pak N Save
Stop & Shop
Giant
King Kullen
Meijer
Kaiser
Providence Health System
Multicare Health System
Airamid Health Management
Gulf Coast Health Care
Skagit Regional Health
Tara Cares
Columbia HCA
Labcorp
Comprehensive Systems, Inc
CVS
Rite Aid
Shop Rite
Duane Reade
Macy’s
Bloomingdale’s
H&M
Zara
Aperion Care