Breaking News: $2/hour pay boost for Save-On-Foods, PriceSmart, and Urban Fare Employees

Great news: In response to the incredible work that members are doing on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, Save-on-Foods employees will be receiving an additional $2/hour pay boost, retroactive from March 8.

This bonus will be paid out weekly as a lump sum, and is in recognition of grocery workers’ heroic efforts to keep the public fed, to get them their needed medical supplies and prescriptions, and to help keep them safe during this pandemic.

UPDATE: PriceSmart Foods and Urban Fare have also announced a $2/hour pay boost for their employees.

We are also pleased to announce that, following suit with the union’s lobbying efforts to protect grocery workers, Save-On-Foods will be temporarily banning reusable bags in stores as well as suspending bottle returns to reduce the risk of contagion to staff members. This is a huge WIN for our members that will ensure they are kept safe amidst this crisis!

You can help bring these and other additional protections to more grocery stores by writing a letter to government officials through our letter writing campaign. Click here to use our letter-writing tool.

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