"Large food retailers such as Kroger, Albertsons, Whole Foods Market (owned by Amazon) and others have phased out temporary pay raises or bonuses — dubbed 'hero pay' or 'appreciation pay'
— even as more areas of the country are grappling with a higher incidence of the virus," per Convenience Store News
. Many -- including United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)
International President Marc Perrone and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, in an op-ed on CNN -- are calling on retailers to reinstate such pay for grocery workers, "since they remain exposed to the disease in
performing their daily tasks."
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