(CBS) Kroger-owned grocery chain Quality Food Centers will close two stores in Seattle next month due in part to a new law requiring “hazard pay” forwho have continued to work during the .
WHAT IS HAZARD PAY?
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM KROGER OVER NEW CLOSURES:
QFC/Kroger announces shutdown of two Seattle stores. Company blames, in part, city council's decision to give workers $4/hr hazard pay. pic.twitter.com/PT0lYwXWJb
— Charlie Harger (@KOMOCharlie) February 16, 2021
Kroger first shut down 2 Stores in Long Beach when the city implemented Hazard pay in the city now they state they will continue to shut down stores in places where the policy is implemented.
Kroger (which owns QFC) saw a third-quarter sales increase of $1.7 *billion* from 2019 to 2020. Their CEO makes $14 million per year.
Kroger thrived during the pandemic. When asked to help support the workers who helped facilitate their success, they kick them to the curb. https://t.co/wPt1JWQiKV
— Mike Scaturo (@mikescaturo) February 16, 2021
Our Report on the beginning of Closures from Kroger due to Hazard or HERO Pay as it’s known in some parts of California: