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In Seattle, Trader Joe’s reaches 2nd hazard pay settlement this year

The grocer has agreed to pay more than $55,000 to 95 employees who worked overtime without hazard pay, according to the city’s Office of Labor Standards. Meanwhile, the Trader Joe’s United union completed another bargaining session with the grocer.

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Natural Grocers now hiring for new Idaho store

The specialty retailer is looking to fill select positions at its new store at 209 N. 3rd St. in McCall.

Food retail added about 4,500 jobs during the month, while hiring cooled significantly in other retail segments, including at warehouse clubs and supercenters, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The move will spare grocers and other retailers from what industry leaders warned would be a disastrous supply chain situation.

The industry lost about 2,700 jobs, down about 0.1% from the month before, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate ticked up to 3.7%

Less than a month after the discounter was notified of more than $1.6 million in federal fines, inspectors have found new safety violations at Dollar General stores in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

Trader Joe’s United said it will meet with representatives from the company on Thursday and Friday for initial bargaining sessions.

Workers at the store in Williamsburg voted 94 to 66 against joining a union Thursday, according to the National Labor Relations Board. Two Trader Joe’s stores unionized this summer.

The agency found that some of the discounter’s stores in Alabama, Florida and Georgia had unsafe working conditions, much like similar citations against the discounter in August.

The same-day grocery delivery platform’s settlement with the city will be shared with more than 300,000 workers in a case that hinged on whether Instacart’s shoppers are employees or independent contractors.

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