Kroger Workers on Frontlines Get Additional Resources, Job Protections

Thank you for your hard work during this extraordinary time – grocery and food workers are on the frontlines of this national crisis. That’s why UFCW continues to push for you to get the resources and protections you need.

We’ve been fighting for additional pay. Kroger workers will receive a one-time payment of $300 for full-time and $150 for part-time; folks who were working for the company on or before March 1, 2020 are eligible. It will be paid on April 3.

We’ve been advocating for paid time off if you’re sick. New COVID-19 Emergency Leave Guidelines allow paid time off for workers diagnosed with COVID-19 and for those placed under mandatory quarantine by their medical provider or by a public health authority because of exposure to COVID-19. In addition, COVID-19 related self-isolation and symptoms as verified by an appropriate health care professional, are covered. All eligible workers will receive their standard pay for up to two weeks (14 days). (If workers are unable to return to work after 14 days, additional paid time off may be available through a short-term disability benefit.)

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your Union Representative.