'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.