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Cub, Kowalski's, other groceries give raises to hourly workers

Grocery stores are giving workers more pay because of the extra work and rising sales as shoppers stock up and hunker down to slow coronavirus. Cub, Jerry’s Foods and Kowalski’s (Midwest grocery chains) said they instituted $2 per hour raises plus double-time compensation for overtime.

“When you look at the extraordinary efforts of our teammates over the last seven days, a wage increase was the right way to reach out and say, ‘We appreciate this,’ ” Cub Chief Executive Mike Stigers said Thursday. He added, “We are keenly aware that this is a stressful time for our employees and it’s time away from personal lives and families.

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