Great News! This afternoon, Los Angeles’ City Attorney was instructed to draft an ordinance instituting a $5 Hazard Pay for all grocery and retail drug workers in the City of LA! Members flooded Council with postcards helping to achieve this important first step toward Hazard Pay. Things are moving quickly! Stay tuned for more updates on this important issue!!
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage our communities and put the safety and lives and working families at risk. Since the start of the pandemic, over 5,335 of our members have become infected with Covid 19. Twelve of our members have passed away, including a member who passed this weekend. In December and January alone, over 2,740 of our members have become infected. These numbers are horrifying. Your courage and commitment deserve just compensation.
To make this happen we need to all stand up and make our voices heard. You can still get involved by going to http://bit.ly/HazardPayCard to sign in support of Hazard Pay for essential workers like you!