Kroger, the world’s largest grocery chain, won’t require its workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
With 2,800 stores, Kroger workers interact with 11 million customers daily.
Regardless, according to senior vice president, Tim Massa, the company is only “encouraging shoppers and associates to get vaccinated.”
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that “The union representing Kroger’s associates, the United Food & Commercial Workers International, has pressed federal officials to make the vaccine available to its membership as soon as possible. It hasn’t commented on whether vaccination should be mandated for workers.”
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