03/20/2020; NBC Washington
News4’s Derrick Ward speaks to employees and customers at Giant Grocery Store in Aspen Hill, Maryland.
A Cashier Reports From The Grocery Front Lines
People are rushing to stores to stock up. Michelle Lee, a cashier at Safeway in Alexandria, Va., describes her job during the pandemic.
As Other Businesses Close, Union Grocery Stores are Hiring
03/20/2020; UFCW Local 400
The Coronavirus pandemic is not only an unprecedented public health threat — it is having a devastating impact on many people’s jobs, especially in the retail, travel and restaurant industries. Meanwhile, grocery stores are all staying open even as so many other places of business are being forced to close. Serving the indispensable function of keeping people fed, they are seeing unprecedented business. Which means they are hiring.