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Kroger Kicks Off New Round of Crisis Bonus Pay

The retailer issues a $2 hourly increase through April 18. It also announced an increase in sales for March as consumers stock up, then adjust to safety restrictions.

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Walmart to Screen Worker Temps, Provide Masks

The retailer said it would send home employees with a temperature of 100 or more as it fights the spread of the coronavirus.

WGB's March Endcap guest is concerned that grocery workers’ designation as essential service providers is at risk due to lack of masks, sanitizers and arbitrary communication.

Hard-hit companies such as Hilton, BJ's Restaurants and Regal Cinemas are referring their furloughed workers to Albertsons jobs.

The first-of-its-kind partnership will immediately redeploy interested McDonald's workers at Aldi stores as the coronavirus puts unique strains on both. “Special times require special solutions,” an Aldi spokesman said.

Kroger, Albertsons and Stop & Shop are now among those issuing temporary pay bumps and bonuses for workers, showing "real leadership," union president says.

Walmart, Target, H-E-B announce $2 pay bumps as hiring efforts and rewards for front-line workers step up amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supermarkets are looking for warehouse, stocking, cleaning and delivery help as they deal with big volume and traffic gains amid the coronavirus crisis.

The retailer said "promotions, reallocations or reductions" could come as part of an efficiency-led restructuring of in-store and management jobs.

Two local unions representing 26,000 workers at Mid-Atlantic locations slam employers for "insulting proposals."

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