"Hero Pay" ordinance prompts layoffs at two Southern California grocery stores
"Hero Pay" ordinance prompts layoffs at two Southern California grocery stores A new ordinance that would add $4.00 per hour to grocery workers' pay has led Kroger to close two stores leaving essential workers out of work and having to fend for themselves. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.cbsnews.com
'Slap in the face: Michigan lawmakers want Kroger to extend workers $2 raise beyond this weekend
DETROIT A group of Michigan lawmakers is calling on Kroger to extend the $2 pay raise it gave to workers during the pandemic, saying it would be a slap in the face to let the Hero Pay expire this weekend while the coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a threat. LATEST: Kroger opens drive-thru coronavirus testing site in YpsilantiKrogers Hero Pay is set to end nationwide Sunday. Michigan lawmakers are saying because the state still has among the most confirmed COVID-19 cases in the nation, Kroger workers are still at risk. As long as this health crisis persists and Kroger is open for business, Kroger has a duty to continue Hero Pay for its brave workers, the lawmakers wrote in the letter. Ending Hero Pay while Kroger employees continue to put themselves at great risk is a slap in the face to everyone who has enabled your doors to remain open.