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Some cities have made hazard pay for essential workers mandatory—what companies, unions say


When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the nation last March, many large food retailers increased their frontline workers’ pay by several dollars an hour. Dubbed ‘hero pay,’ the programs have since ended, despite the remaining dangers for workers. Some cities have passed measures to make hazard pay mandatory—but despite high pandemic profits, major grocery chains are pushing back. Molly Kinder of the Brookings Institution joins to discuss.

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