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Updated 3/31/20

Ralphs and Food 4 Less announce the "Hero Bonus Premium" will move from the bonus to a $2.00 premium on all hours worked.

The UFCW's current collective bargaining agreements with Ralphs and Food 4 Less will dictate how overtime is paid and the premium pay on all overtime hours will be $3.00 on those overtime hours.

This will be a separate line item on our members checks and will be taxed at normal tax rates.

The premium will be from March 29th through April 18th and will be reevaluated at that time. ($2.00 paid up to 40hrs/ $3.00 on all overtime hours)

Safety within Ralphs and Food 4 Less stores

Kroger will provide Ralphs and Food 4 Less stores with forehead thermometers. If an employee has a temperature of 100.4, they will be sent home and asked to see a Dr.

Kroger has ordered 7 million masks that will be delivered on April 11th and sent to the stores, they currently have 300,000 masks on hand that are ready to be sent to Ralphs and Food 4 Less on April 9th.

Kroger curently has 50,000 cases of gloves on hand.

If you have any questions, please contact your union representative.

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Summary: Governor, employers acknowledge workers at supermarkets and drug stores, provide compensation, support and respect they deserve on front lines against pandemic

President Joe Duffle calls for ‘kindness and civility’ in stores

March 26, 2020

Responding to requests by UFCW unions and their allies, California’s government and employers have taken dramatic steps in the past week to reward workers in supermarkets and drug stores, protect their health and give them the compensation, support and respect they deserve on the front lines of the pandemic.

“This global health crisis underscores the essential support to our communities provided by grocery workers, pharmacists, delivery drivers, food processors and others courageously rising to meet the challenges of this outbreak. Increasing pay for those on the frontlines is critical,” said Joe Duffle, President of UFCW Local 1167.

Here is a brief summary of recent events in the rapidly evolving story: