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.
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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