Their union, UFCW Local 400, investigated each case thoroughly and were preparing to file grievances against the company, but after an exposé in Dissent Magazine featuring a Local 400 member sparked an outcry from workers and customers on social media, the company backed down.
The union said it was pleased Kroger had come to its senses and urged the company to “focus their attention on extending ‘hero pay’ until this crisis is over.”
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In today’s labor history, on this date in 1900, the International Ladies Garment Workers Union was founded.
Today’s labor quote is by Local 689 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, a majority black union of over 12,000 members and retirees around the nation’s capital. ATU Local 689, which this week released a statement saying:
“Let us never forget that the conditions that built many of our unions (including: civil unrest, widespread unemployment, mass demonstrations) are not too different from today. Our unions weren’t given to us but were the result of incredible sacrifices.”
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