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Grocery workers were called heroes for months during the pandemic, with few actual protections. Now they’re finally seeing small but important gains.

Retail workers have been touted as frontline heroes throughout the pandemic, by companies and the public alike. Protections for retail employees remain weak in the United States, and many workers and labour activists have called for companies to do more. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention did recently vote […]
Grocery workers were called heroes for months during the pandemic, with few actual protections. Now they’re finally seeing small but important gains.
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Association representing Target, Home Depot, and other major retailers is demanding that governors start requiring masks in public

The Retail Industry Leaders Association is urging governors to require mask-wearing in public. RILA represents major retailers including Target and Home Depot. In a letter to state governors, RILA referenced “troubling incidents” involving aggressive customers who oppose wearing masks in stores, saying that retail workers are facing hostility and violence […]
Association representing Target, Home Depot, and other major retailers is demanding that governors start requiring masks in public
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Retailers are hiring people to take temperatures and enforce social distancing as the pandemic fundamentally changes what it’s like to work in a store

The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed what it is like to work in a store. Retailers are hiring workers to take temperatures, keep stores clean, and enforce social distancing. “I think folks are trying to be as creative as possible in creating these job postings,” Amy Glaser, senior vice president […]
Retailers are hiring people to take temperatures and enforce social distancing as the pandemic fundamentally changes what it’s like to work in a store