Dan Larson

Dan Larson

Since day one of this pandemic, our retail grocery and drugstore workers have kept our stores open and our families fed. While so many others were panic buying toilet paper and disinfectants, these workers were putting their lives on the line to keep up with demand.

Nearly one year and more than 22 million infections later, retail grocery and drugstore workers continue to face immense risk to serve our communities. And despite all the praise these essential workers have received from politicians and public figures, they are still not being paid essential wages. 

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Terence Y

A simple question… So if employers are forced to provide hazard pay, why wouldn’t some of these employers just shut down some stores, or reduce hours so that their total costs remain the same? Meanwhile, some “fortunate” people will still be employed, and many others would be out of jobs, taking their union dues with them. I’m not sure we treating companies as ATMs is the best course of action, after all, they’re also responsible to shareholders.

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