UFCW Presidents Denounce Kroger Decision to Stop Hero Pay

We’re fighting for the job protections and resources you need. UFCW Presidents in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky sent a letter to Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen, denouncing the company’s decision to stop Hero Pay and issue Thank You bonuses. Some may say we are returning to normal, but we know that’s simply not true. You’ve been on the frontlines throughout this crisis. You’re the ones making sure that people in our communities have the food and supplies they need:

“Our members did not come to Kroger for a job to become frontline workers facing sickness and death every day. They came for good jobs, so that they can raise their families and serve their communities. These grocery professionals do hard jobs on a “regular” day – now, these jobs have become especially dangerous.

The hardworking men and women who make Kroger successful deserve more pay for facing that danger. Do the right thing and restore Hero Pay until they can toss the masks and ditch the thermometers – and until they do not feel scared to go to work anymore.

We urge you to continue Hero Pay – our members, your workforce, have earned it and they deserve it.”

See the letter to Kroger CEO from UFCW Region 4 Presidents.

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