Union Pushes Back Against Kroger’s New Policy That Turns Workers Into ‘Vaccination Police’

The labor union representing Kroger workers is speaking out against the company’s new policy that removes mask requirements for vaccinated customers.

CBS affiliate, WLKY, reports:

“The labor union representing Cincinnati-based Kroger’s frontline workers wants the grocery giant’s CEO to assure the public that the majority of people in its stores will continue to wear masks despite recent announcements of loosening mandates.

Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International, issued a statement May 19, warning that despite the fact that retailers like Kroger – the country’s largest grocery chain with nearly 2,800 stores – are allowing customers to refrain from mask wearing if they have been vaccinated against Covid-19, more than 200 million Americans have not been fully vaccinated and the pandemic is still ongoing.

‘America’s grocery workers are still facing daily Covid risks on the frontlines so that all our families can put food on the table as the pandemic continues,’ Perrone wrote in a statement. ‘These essential frontline workers have been forced to play mask police throughout the pandemic with many shoppers not following Covid safety standards. Now, they are being asked to be the vaccination police.'”

For the rest of the story, visit WLKY here.

 

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