Tag: hazard pay

Anaheim Rejects Hazard Pay Proposal for Grocery Workers

City council in Anaheim, Calif. voted to table a hazard pay ordinance that sought to pay grocery and retail workers an extra $3 per hour for 60 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ordinance was initiated by Councilmember Jose Moreno during a May 11 city council meeting, and received support from councilmembers Jordan Brandman and Avelino Valencia. The topic was heavily debated,…


Anaheim Moves Forward with Hero Pay Ordinance

Anaheim city council during its May 11 meeting moved forward with an ordinance that would increase the hourly wages of grocery and retail workers. The measure would provide such workers with a $3 per hour pay boost for 60 days. Councilmember Jose Moreno initiated the “hero pay” ordinance, also known as hazard pay, with support from councilmembers…


California Grocers Association Sues Irvine and Santa Ana Over Hero Pay

The cities of Santa Ana and Irvine are being sued over recently-approved ordinances to hike the hourly wages of grocery and pharmacy workers during the pandemic. The California Grocers Association (CGA) filed the lawsuit March 17 at the Orange County Superior Court, and seeks to declare the ordinances invalid and unconstitutional by singling out grocers…


Kroger Co. Announces Closure of Three LA Stores After `Hero Pay’ Ordinance

LOS ANGELES—The Kroger Co. announced March 10 it is closing three Los Angeles stores following city council’s vote to approve an ordinance that requires large grocery and pharmacy retailers to offer employees an additional $5 per hour in hazard pay amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A Food4Less at 5420 W. Sunset Blvd., and two Ralphs, one…


Costa Mesa Becomes Latest City to Explore Pay Raise for Grocery Workers

Costa Mesa is considering boosting the hourly wages of grocery workers during the pandemic, joining a shopping list of other Orange County cities exploring the initiative. Its city council will discuss an urgency ordinance March 2 to pay certain grocery workers an extra $4 per hour in “hazard pay.” “Grocery workers generally receive lower wages…


Irvine City Council Backs Proposal for ‘Hero Pay’ Wage Hikes at Grocery Stores

A proposed city ordinance that would force grocery and drug store chains in Irvine, California, to pay their workers an extra $4 an hour in hazard pay for the next four months has cleared its first hurdle. On Feb. 9, the Irvine City Council passed the first reading of Mayor Farrah Khan’s proposal by a…


L.A. Council Votes to Move Forward on Hazard Pay for Grocery Workers

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Feb. 2 to move forward with a proposed emergency ordinance that would require large grocery and pharmacy retailers to offer employees an additional $5 per hour in hazard day amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The vote requested the city attorney to prepare the ordinance and the chief legislative…


LA Council Votes to Move Forward on Hazard Pay for Grocery Workers

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Feb. 2 to move forward with a proposed emergency ordinance that would require large grocery and pharmacy retailers to offer employees an additional $5 per hour in hazard day amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The vote requested the city attorney to prepare the ordinance and the chief legislative…