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Lowe’s is giving $100 million in bonuses to frontline workers

Lowe’s announced it will give all hourly frontline workers $US100 million worth of bonuses on November 13, ahead of holiday season. Full-time hourly associates will receive $US300, and part-time workers will get $US150. The company will also hire 20,000 seasonal workers at stores and distribution centres. Lowe’s may see a […]
Lowe’s is giving $100 million in bonuses to frontline workers
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Mars Wrigley warehouse workers say they’re getting yelled at for washing their hands and wiping down equipment amid an $8 billion boom for candy this Halloween

Workers at an Illinois distribution centre for candy maker Mars Wrigley have been demanding the company provide hazard pay and improve safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mars Wrigley produces popular candies like Twix, Skittles, and M&M’s. Ahead of this Halloween, the National Confectioners Association reported a 25% increase in […]
Mars Wrigley warehouse workers say they’re getting yelled at for washing their hands and wiping down equipment amid an $8 billion boom for candy this Halloween
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Target says it’s permanently raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour

Target said on Wednesday that it’s raising its minimum wage to $US15 from July 5 onward. The big-box chain has been gradually raising its minimum wage for the past three years and said it always planned to reach $US15 by 2020. It also said that store and distribution-centre workers would […]
Target says it’s permanently raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour
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‘We’re disposable’: Faced with coronavirus dangers every time they do their jobs, essential workers are still pushing for better pay and adequate PPE

The coronavirus forced millions to shelter at home as countries raced to “flatten the curve” of the infection’s rate of spread. Millions of others, however, never had the choice of staying home because their work continued even as the pandemic raged on. Doctors, nurses, policemen, and firefighters haven’t been alone […]
‘We’re disposable’: Faced with coronavirus dangers every time they do their jobs, essential workers are still pushing for better pay and adequate PPE
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Some essential workers are making less money than people getting unemployment benefits — and they’re demanding hazard pay

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php Some essential workers are frustrated they have to work for low pay during the coronavirus health crisis. In some cases, people receiving unemployment benefits earn more money than trade workers who are still on the job. Lawmakers have proposed awarding essential workers hazard pay – additional payment for working […]
Some essential workers are making less money than people getting unemployment benefits — and they’re demanding hazard pay