Source: Patty McMurray
Remember when grocery store workers were praised as heroes at the peak of the Wuhan Lab pandemic for coming to work every day despite the media and Dr.
Fauci’s Evil’s constant fear-mongering about putting their lives at risk to make sure Americans could still get groceries?
The Kroger Corporation made a fortune during the pandemic. To show their gratitude for the “essential” workers, Kroger offered them a $2/hour bonus in pay, calling it “hero pay.” In early May of 2020, much to the dismay of workers, Kroger discontinued their “hero pay.”
THREAD –@kroger, a leading US Grocer are seeing profits soar since COVID— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) May 11, 2020
Kroger execs (like most industries) are working from home
Store employees cannot & have been receiving $2 per hr “hero pay” increase recognizing the effort & risks they are taking
“Hero Pay” ends in 6 days
Last year, we announced that Kroger joined Kohls, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sam’s Club, JC Penney, and other woke big box stores to cancel My Pillow over CEO Mike Lindell’s refusal to back down in his fight to expose voter fraud.
Now, the woke Kroger Corporation is at it again..this time, however, they’re not punishing Mike Lindell; they’re punishing their (dirty) employees who refused to accept a COVID jab.
Much like health care workers and first responders who’ve been stripped of their hero status and, in many cases, their jobs over their decision to opt-out of accepting the COVID jab, unvaccinated Kroger workers are being punished by the same corporation they remained loyal to amid a global pandemic.
As judges across America strike down Joe Biden’s unconstitutional COVID vaccine mandate and OSHA’s order that employers with 100 or more workers confirm their workers accept the jab or take weekly COVID tests and the debate about companies forcing employees to get jabbed heats up, Kroger is taking punitive actions against their employees who refuse to comply.
Daily Mail reports – Kroger has announced it will ban unvaccinated staff from getting paid sick leave if they catch Covid and will start charging managers and workers without their jabs a $50 monthly health insurance surcharge.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the grocery store chain, which employed about 465,000 full- and part-time workers as of January 1, told employees through a company memo that Kroger will no longer hand out two weeks of paid emergency leave for unvaccinated employees who contract the virus.
The only way the Cincinnati-based chain plans to change their mandate is if local government dictates them to, the memo said, as first reported by WSJ.
Kroger will also require unvaccinated managers and non-union employees to pay a $50 monthly surcharge that will go towards company health insurance plans. According to the memo, both policies will be effective as of January 1, 2022.
You can support Kroger workers by letting their corporate office know how you feel about punishing their workers who were hailed as heroes last year for not getting a COVID jab that medical experts are revealing loses its efficacy after six months.
In May, Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen penned an opinion piece for CNN and said he was implementing incentives to ensure his workers got fully vaccinated, including rewarding $100 to each associate to get their shots.
‘I encourage all employers to lead by example and, where possible, to incentivize their employees,’ he wrote, adding: ‘More shots in arms will bring us closer to our normal lives.’
A US District Court judge in Savannah, Georgia, refused to mandate vaccines for federal contractors just last week. Two days later, lawyers for the federal government filed a notice of appeal.
As a result, General Electric Co (GE) and Union Pacific Railroad retracted their vaccine requirements, according to The Journal.
GE also paused its implementation of President Biden’s executive order, which he signed in September, requiring employees of government contractors to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022. Exemptions could only be accommodated based on religious beliefs or disabilities.