Grocery store workers are critical infrastructure now

The pandemic has only just begun but the folks working overnight to stock shelves and spending exhausting days on their feet dealing with panicky, frazzled customers are absolutely critical workers. They are keeping our society together. And yet the workers at your local Safeway in Alberta have been fighting for a fair contract for months with an employer that wants to roll back wages and cut benefits for these heroes. 

To discuss the issues facing unionized grocery store workers in Alberta during this emergency health crisis we talk with Tom Hesse, president of UFCW 401. Also, if you have a second thank a grocery store worker on your next trip, they’re doing incredible and important work. 


And remember to wash your hands, keep your distance, and don't hoard toilet paper (or anything else!). Stay safe!

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