Today, UFCW Local 400 President Mark Federici renewed our call on all the employers where our members work to immediately reinstate hazard pay.
Current wage rates for people in hourly jobs leave some unhoused, unable to buy food, or collecting cans to pay the bills.
Workers for Kroger, which owns grocery chains such as Ralphs and Food 4 Less, struggle to meet basic needs, according to a survey commissioned by a union representing them in negotiations.
The staff are the latest to unionize in a growing movement of workers at bookstores and coffee shops across the country.
Local 400 was joined by nine other unions supporting Mr. Perez in his race for governor.
"This is exactly the outcome we’ve always sought from the moment UNFI announced plans to close Shoppers stores."