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Updated 8/20/2021

Winsight Grocery Business: Kroger Turns to Tech-Enabled Training
Supermarket News: Albertsons, Walmart provide COVID-19 testing for United travelers

Updated 8/18/2021

The Hill: Union says Biden mask rules ‘not enough’ to protect workers
KDVR: Some people ‘gaming the system’ to get 3rd dose of vaccine

Updated 8/17/2021

Winsight Grocery Business: Albertsons Launches Subscription Delivery Service, New Loyalty Program, App
Retail Wire: Will a Prime-style subscription service take Albertsons business to a new level?
Diginomica: Albertsons – bringin”joy to grocery shopping” through a digital overhaul

Updated 8/13/2021

Progressive Grocer: Grocers Ramp Up Vax Efforts as COVID-19 Situation Shifts Yet Again
Denver Post: NAACP request for review of 2014 complaint against Boulder officer killed in King Soopers shooting tests new oversight panel
The Wall Street Journal: Brazil’s JBS Proposes to Buy Rest of Pilgrim’s Pride
BoiseDev: Albertsons rolls out Amazon Prime-style membership program with delivery, order perks
Progressive Grocer: Are Americans Really Prepared for Facial Recognition?
Federal Times: Third federal insurer introduces vaccins incentive program
Colorado Sun: More Colorado health leaders are urging mask, coronavirus vaccine mandates

Updated 8/12/2021

Grocery Dive: Kroger kicks off pickup partnership with Google
Morning Star: JBS 2Q Profit Rose vs Year Earlier on Rising U.S. Beef Sales
Reuters: Brazil’s JBS posts Q2 net income nearly 30% higher on strong U.S. meat ops

Updated 8/9/2021

CNBC: Covid vaccine mandates sweep across corporate America as delta variant spurs action
Cincinnati: Labor shortage squeezes Kroger’s hiring blitz
Fortune: American workers now have the upper hand as employers rush to raise hourly wages
Updated 8/6/2021
KDVR: Local unions, lawmakers mourn loss of AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka
Supermarket News: Kroger offers Lyft rides to COVID-19 vaccinations

Updated 8/4/2021

New York Times: After months of avoiding the vaccine issue, companies begin to mandate
KSNBC4: JBS response to Tyson’s vaccine mandate
Riverbank News: Kaiser Mandates COVID-19 Vaccination For All Employees

Updated 8/2/2021

CBS Atlanta: UPDATED: Retailers Review Mask Policies In Wake Of New CDC Guidance
Newsweek: Restaurant ‘Hires’ Robots to Serve Tables Amid ‘Exhausting’ Worker Shortage
CBS News: Target to require workers to mask up in areas where Delta variant is surging
Richmond Times-Dispatch: WATCH NOW: Kroger union employees protest company’s plan to change healthcare benefits; the chain says the revisions are necessary

Updated 7/30/2021

USA Today: Biden asks cities and states to send $100 to newly vaccinated, requires federal workers to show proof of vaccination
CBS Denver: Colorado AG Warns Ransomware Could Have ‘Disastrous Consequences’ For Small Businesses

Updated 7/29/2021

CNBC: Retailers are rethinking mask policies in the wake of new CDC guidance– and it could get complicated
NewsWeek: ‘People Don’t Want to Work for Poverty Wages’: Union Leader Disputes U.S. ‘Labor’ Shortage
Supermarket News: UFCW welcomes CDC’s updated face mask guidance
The Wall Street Journal: Albertsons Prepares for Potential Covid-19 Restrictions
Updated 7/27/2021
World Socialist Web Site: Memorial for Kroger worker harassed into suicide by manager for wearing face mask
Yahoo! Finance: Kaiser Permanente hospitals recognized among nation’s best

Updated 7/26/2021

Insider NJ: Delta Surge Prompts Calls to Reinstate Mask Mandates
In These Times: While Meatpacking Companies Reap Big Profits, Cattle Ranchers Struggle
Daily Camera: Grant pool for community events to heal from Boulder King Soopers shooting opened

Updated 7/23/2021

Today: Robots pack orders and drones deliver groceries: Is this the future of food shopping?
Supply Chain Dive: Retails leverage open calls to add diversity, sustainability to supply chains
MEAT + POULTRY: It’s back to school time at JBS, Pilgrim’s
National Geographic: Vaccines are highly unlikely to cause side effects long after getting the shot

Updated 7/21/2021

In These Times: We Are Zoomers and We Want the PRO Act
Time: COVID-19 Caused U.S. Life Expectancy to Drop 1.5 Years
Bakersfiels: JBS USA and Pilgrim’s Announce More Than 1,250 People Have Enrolled in Company-Funded …
Supermarket Perimeter: Uber adds Costco, Albertsons to grocery delivery service

Updated 7/20/2021

World Socialist Web Site: Kroger closes stores, while United Food and Commercial Workers kept workers on the job during pandemic
Forbes: Customers Don’t Want The Technology Experiences Offered By Stores

Updated 7/19/2021

Bloomberg: Uber Ramps Up On-Demand Grocery Expansion in the U.S.
Grocery Dive: Albertsons adds Uber delivery to 1,200 stores

Updated 7/16/2021

Cannabis Business Times: Industry Experts, Stakeholders Offer Their Takes on Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act
Business Insider: Kroger closed grocery stores rather than give workers a $4 raise. Now it’s padding shareholders’ pockets with a $1 billion stock buyback scheme
The Muslim News: Meat producer settles Muslin discrimination lawsuit for $5.5 million

Updated 7/15/2021

Grocery Dive: Kroger banners in California, Georgia set new union contracts with pay increases
Meat + Poultry: JBS USA releases 2020 Sustainability Report
Denver Post: Denver’s blue-collar neighborhoods hit hard by COVID, while wealthier areas were largely spared

Updated 7/14/2021 

The Wall Street Journal: You’re Paying More for Food–And You Might Not Know It
Bloomberg: Activist Groups Urge Retailers to Halt Facial Recognition Use
Market Watch: The rise of the gig economy spells the end for these workers: ‘We’re the vestiges of the old system’

Updated 7/13/2021

9WCPO: Lawsuit: Kroger manager drove employee to suicide
The Fence Post: Vilsack announces grants for expanded meat, poultry processing capacity
The Food Institute: USDA taking steps to boost meat and poultry market competitiveness
HeraldNet: Geography defines who gets grocery hazard pay — and who doesn’t
Progressive Grocer: Food 4 Less Grocery Workers Ratify New Contract
WTVQ: Cattle group applauds USDA effort to expand beef processing
13 WIBW: USDA to implement Sen. Moran’s meatpacking legislation
Associated Press News: USDA unveils plan to help build small meat processing plants
VOA News: Biden Signs Order to Promote Competition Throughout US Economy

Updated 7/09/2021

Business Journal: Colorado meatpacking giant pledges $20M to expand affordable housing
Mundo Obrero Workers World: Pandemic devastated U.S. working class
National Law Review: Labor Unions Seek Appellate Review of OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard
Bloomberg: Biden Is Taking On Big Ag With a Bid to Help Family Farmers
The Packer: Should there be a voluntary symbol for “healthy food”? Kroger chimes in
Associated Press News: Colorado to ban single-use plastic bags in 2024
The Hill: White House announces new rules for labeling meat ‘product of USA’
Dakota Free Press: Biden Aims to Help Farmers on Right to Repair, Unfair Meatpacking Practices
Associated Press News: New US rules to protect animal farmers expected soon

Updated 7/06/2021

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Kroger workers air contract dispute
Progressive Grocer: Kroger automates, Expands Distribution Center
Lancaster Farming: Meatpackers Got Lots of Support to Stay Open During COVID-19 Pandemic
The New York Times: Amazon Transformed Seattle. Now, Its Workers Are Poised to Take It Back.
The Seattle Times: Pandemic wave of automation may be bad news for workers
Jacobin: Why Sectoral Bargaining Matters for the Labor Movement
USA Today: Will grocery delivery services like Instacart and Shipt continue to thrive after COVID is over?
Yahoo! News: Inside the investigation: Detectives discuss impact of Colorado King Soopers shooting (video)
CBS News: One way to boost vaccination rates? Give workers paid time off, research suggests
Denver Post: McMillin: Plastic bags are going, going, but can we make them gone?
EIN Presswire: Agriculture Fairness Alliance Achieves First Lobbying Win
EIN Presswire: Colorado Comeback Bills to Support Agriculture Industry Become Law
Forbes: This Is How Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Plans To Take On Food Security In A Post-Covid World
Filter Magazine: Massachusetts Cannabis Workers Unionize, Part of a National Movement

Updated 6/30/2021

Fortune: CEOs say customers and employees will not accept return to status quo post-COVID
9News: New laws expected to impact Colorado agriculture workers
National Geographic: Historic drought in the West is forcing ranchers to take painful measures
Food Dive: Tyson invests in AI-enabled robotics firm to boost worker productivity

Updated 6/29/2021

Thomas Net: JBS USA Invests $280 Million in Production Expansion, Higher Wages for Factory Employees
People’s World: How the Smithfield workers of Sioux Falls stood up and won
Risk & Insurance: OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 is Out. Here’s What Employers Need to Know
Supermarket News: Albertsons CEO Vivek Snkaran sizes up state of grocery post-pandemic
Colorado Newsline: Polis signs bill giving agricultural workers new protections
Associated Press: Colorado governor signs farmworker rights and wages law
Bloomberg Law: OSHA Covid-19 Rule Intended to Cover All Workers, Draft Shows

Updated 6/23/2021

Retail Insight Network: Albertsons partners with DoorDash for on-demand grocery delivery
SupplyChain Dive: Albertsons strikes deal with DoorDash as it pares down delivery fleet
Politics of Poverty: “Business as usual” won’t fix inequality in supermarket supply chains
Bloomberg: Smithfield Sued for Profiting From Covid Meat-Shortage Fears
Bezinga: Cannabis Unionization Efforts Continue To Grow Across Several States, MA And Cal The Latest
Washington Post: DoorDash, Albertsons to team up on grocery deliveries
Bloomberg: DoorDash Heats Up Grocery Delivery Race With Albertsons Alliance
FOX6 Milwaukee: Kroger sees job applications spike from June hiring event
Meat + Poultry: Kroger sees continuation of pandemic trends
The New York Times: Smithfield Foods is sued by an advocacy group claiming it stoked fears of meat shortages
JD Supra: Continued Labor Movement Momentum in Cannabis
CNBC: Albertsons CEO says customers have so far been able to handle higher inflation
Perishable News: JBS USA Invests in U.S. Beef Capacity and Permanently Increased Wages
Star Tribune: JBS, Waste Management follow other companies in offering tuition benefit

Updated 6/17/2021

Forbes: Biden Vows Retaliation On Any Future Russian Hacks On Critical Infrastructure
WCPO9 Cincinnati: Executive Pay 2021: How the pandemic fueled corporate bonuses in 2020
Farm Progress: Despite the concerns over slower slaughtering, prices are still high enough to sustain farmers’ profits
VICE News: Grocery Store Cashier Shot and Killed After Asking Someone to Wear a Mask
The Washington Post: Asked to adjust his mask, a customer killed a cashier and started a shootout, police say

Updated 6/15/2021

The Guardian: ‘People are so burned out’: US essential workers struggle as restrictions lifted
National Law Review: OSHA’s New Safety Rule: Health Case Workers and Beyond

Updated 6/14/2021

KKTV 11 News: Safeway stores open late Fridays in June for vaccines
Bloomberg: Biden Moves to Strengthen Market Protections for Farmers
The Wall Street Journal: Ransomware Attack Roiled Meat Giant JBS, Then Spilled Over to Farmers and Restaurants
The Washington Post: How Boulder residents are coping with the King Soopers rampage, three months later
Progressive Grocer: NGA Cheers OSHA’s Decision Not to Implement Emergency COVID Standard at Retail
Greeley Tribune: Greeley Tribune Opinion: Cyberattack on JBS having impacts nationally and locally
NPR: JBS Paid An $11 Million Ransom To Cyberattackers
The Guardian: World’s biggest meat producer JBS pays $11m cybercrime ransom
The New York Times: Yes, Your Employer Can Require You to Be Vaccinated
NPR: Federal COVID Workplace Safety Rules Are Here. But Only For Health Care Workers
New York Times: OSHA issues a new Covid safety rule, but only for the health care industry.
FOX Denver: JBS Greely will pay $5.5 million to 300 employees to settle race and religious discrimination claim
Denver Post: About 300 JBS Greeley employees will receive money from a $5.5 million discrimination settlement
CBS News: Most companies haven’t given essential workers pandemic “hazard pay.” One city is changing that.
Bloomberg: USDA Mulls Stronger Livestock Fair-Market Rules After JBS Attack
West Valley View: JBS USA and Pilgrim’s resolve cyberattack
Washington Post: Why this city is sending grocery workers $1,000 checks
Reuters:  Front-line workers and now shooting witnesses, Colorado grocery staff confront dual tragedies
KUNC: JBS To Resume Operations At Greeley Beef Plant After Cyberattack
9 News Denver: World’s largest meat company hit by cyberattack, FBI investigating
Greeley Tribune: Shifts canceled at Greeley plant after JBS cyberattack
BizWest: Union: 2 shifts at JBS’ Greeley plant canceled after cyberattack
Denver 7: JBS expecting to resume production at all facilities Thursday
Colorado Springs Gazette: GUEST COLUMN: Don’t politicize the plight of essential workers 

Updated 6/3/2021

CBS Denver: King Soopers Parent Company Kroger Announces $5 Million Giveaway In Effort To Get More People Vaccinated
The Hill: White House sends out memo to private sector on cyberattack protections
Meat + Poultry: JBS, Pilgrim’s resume production at all facilities following cyberattack shutdown
Poynter: The cyberattacks continue, this time on America’s food supply
Biz West: JBS Greeley plant employees return to work

Updated 6/2/2021

Greeley Tribune: Shifts canceled at Greeley plant after JBS cyberattack
Reporter Herald: Union: Greeley JBS beef plant expected to return to operations
Associated Press: Colorado shooting victims demand answers on public donations
The Washington Post: JBS works to restart meat processing plants, easing fears of price increases and shortages
Associated Press: Largest meat producer getting back online after cyberattack
WPTV: ‘Vast majority’ of JBS meat processing plants will be operational Wednesday after ransomware attack

Updated 6/1/2021

Salon: Unions are horrified at the mask mandate rollback — and fear workers’ lives are at risk again
Reuters: Brazil judge rules JBS pays damages over COVID-19 outbreak – prosecutors
Washington Post: Meat producer ransomware attack disrupts global production
Bloomberg: JBS Moves to Reopen ‘Vast Majority’ of Plants After Cyberattack

Updated 5/27/2021

High Times: Colorado Cannabis Company, Nature’s Root Labs, Breaks New Ground by Unionizing
Biz West: CBD workers make history by joining union
CBS: Kroger to give away $5 million to promote U.S. vaccination effort
The Enquirer: Giveaway: Kroger to offer $1M prizes, a year of free groceries to get COVID-19 vaccinations

Updated 5/26/2021

CBS 4: First National Cannabis Workers Union Covers Employees In Colorado, Florida
Colorado Newsline: Mental health isn’t officially part of Colorado’s emergency response. Lawmakers want to change that.
Updated 5/25/2021
Hemp Industry Daily: CBD maker announces collective bargaining for workers in Colorado, Florida
The Published Reporter (Palm Beach, FL): Union For 7,400 Florida Workers Reaches Historic Agreement To Unionize CBD Joint Venture
Retail Wire: Can retailers afford to keep paying associates less than $15 an hour?

Updated 5/24/2021

TIME: The U.S. CDC’s Mask Guidance Ignores the Risks Workers Face Every Day
POLITICO: Beef lobby rift: JBS leaves NCBA

Updated 5/21/2021

People’s World: Latest CDC anti-virus guidance draws some union criticism

Updated 5/20/2021

JD Supra: Funny You Should Ask: Is A Vaccine Mandate Subject Of Bargaining?
Cincinnati Enquirer: ‘They are being asked to be the vaccination police:’ Kroger worker’s union responds to mask change
Newsweek: Retail Workers’ Union Urges Stores to Require Masks as Largest Grocery Chain Lifts Mandate
Fox Business: Grocery, retail union blasts CEOs for lifting mask policies saying workers still facing ‘daily COVID risks’
Colorado Politics: King Soopers eliminating mask mandate for fully vaccinated customers, staff

Updated 5/19/2021

Greeley Tribune: UFCW Local 7’s Boulder shooting survivors: Union leadership worries about our safety, not politics
Denver Post: Opinion: Who will help the surviving employees of the King Soopers shooting?
CBS News: Kroger drops masks for vaccinated customers. Other retailers say “not so fast.”
POLITICO: ‘Public Health 101 failure’: CDC mask decision may knock out Biden’s workplace Covid crackdown
Washington Post: Hiring troubles prompt some employers to eye automation and machines

Updated 5/18/2021

Winsight Grocery Business: UFCW to Kroger: ‘Essential Workers Deserve More’
Denver 7: Grocery workers unions says employees treated like ‘zeroes’ by Kroger grocery chain
CBS 4 Denver: Kroger Chief Executive Gets 6% Raise While Median Worker Pay Drops 8%

Updated 5/17/2021

Cincinnati Enquirer: Kroger CEO pay tops $20M, median worker pay drops during COVID-19 pandemic
Supermarket News: UFCW raises concerns about updated CDC face mask policy
Reuters: NLRB won’t require return to in-person hearings amid pandemic
Greeley Tribune: Polis ends most Colorado mask requirements, but recommends unvaccinated people still wear them
The Denver Channel: Which stores are still requiring masks for visitors
Fox31 Denver: Will major grocery retailers still require masks?
Fox31 Denver: Colorado businesses can still set mask rules, requiring proof of vaccination less clear

Updated 5/14/2021

Reuters: Fully vaccinated people can shed their masks in most places -U.S. CDC
Greeley Tribune: Polis ends most Colorado mask requirements, but recommends unvaccinated people still wear them
Business Insider: CDC Mask Guidance Slammed by Leading Union As ‘Confusing’
Westword: Two Marijuana Unionization Attempts Sprout After Another Dies in Denver
KDVR: GROCERY STORE TRAGEDY: Boulder King Soopers memorial items being preserved
Fox 21 News: King Soopers to continue requiring masks following new CDC guidance
Bloomberg: Kroger, Blasted for Ending Hazard Pay, Gave CEO $22 Million
Denver Post: Colorado mask mandate ending as Polis shifts to recommendations, not requirements
KOAA: Vaccine providers ready for expanded age groups

Updated 5/13/2021

NBC News: Boulder King Soopers store, site of mass shooting, will reopen NBC News
KTAR: Grocers Albertson’s, Safeway, Fry’s to offer COVID vaccine to walk-ins
KDVR: New CDC guidance on indoor masks

Updated 5/12/2021

Roll Call: Delayed COVID-19 worker protections attract crush of lobbyists
9News: WATCH LIVE: Officials give update on Boulder King Soopers where mass shooting took place
Supermarket News: Albertsons kicks off walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations

Updated 5/11/2021

Civil Eats: OSHA Has Failed to Protect Food Workers. Can a New Director Keep Them Safe?

Updated 5/10/2021

Analysis: U.S. Labor Secretary’s next move on gig workers likely to include company probes – experts
Greeley Tribune: Latino Coalition, Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado to host COVID-19 vaccine equity clinic

Updated 5/5/2021

Daily Camera: Local health care provider to host virtual coping event following Boulder shooting
CNBC: Biden proposal will make free school lunch available to 29 million children every summer
CBS Denver: Colorado Businesses Left Trying To Figure Out How Enforce New Mask Order

Updated 5/4/2021

Food Safety News: Is UFCW v. USDA the end or just the beginning of the great line speed debate?
Forbes: Macy’s Loses To A Union When High Tech Collides With High Touch
Payment Source: Why a union victory against Macy’s matters to digital checkout
KUNC: The Future Of The Table Mesa King Soopers: What Boulder Can Learn From Past Mass Shooting Sites
CBS Denver: King Soopers’ Parent Company Begins Drone Grocery Delivery Service
CBS Denver: COVID Restrictions In Colorado: Indoor Mask Rule Causes Confusion For Businesses Owners

Updated 5/3/2021

Chain Store Age: Macy’s ordered to restore commission to employees for in-store app sales
Washington Post: King Soopers, Stop & Shop shootings are adding to grocery workers’ trauma
Courthouse News Service: Unanswered Questions Linger Behind Colorado Mass Shootings
9News: King Soopers workers tell their stories after shooting
Washington Post: Kroger to pilot drone grocery delivery in Ohio, the latest company to experiment with the technology
KTNV 13: Kroger to launch drone grocery delivery system in midwest
Axios: Colorado extends COVID mask mandate, eases rules on vaccinated
Fox News: Colorado extends COVID mask mandate
CBS Denver: COVID In Colorado: Statewide Mask Order Extended 30 Days & Amended To Account For Vaccinated People

Updated 4/30/2021

CNBC: As more retailers turn to tech, Macy’s store employees score victory in challenging self-checkout in mobile app
KGW8: Some businesses offering incentives for COVID-19 vaccinations
Consumer Affairs: JBS USA recalls imported boneless beef
CBS Denver: COVID In Colorado: Health Officials Seeing Rise In Middle-Aged Hospitalizations

Updated 4/29/2021

The Hill: On Workers Memorial Day we need action to protect essential workers on the frontlines
World Socialist Website: 3,000 Kroger workers in Arkansas still without a contract after a year
CBS Denver: Patient Charged ‘Admin Fee’ For COVID Vaccine, Colorado Attorney General Investigating
Greeley Tribune: All Colorado mass vaccination sites to take walk-ins in bid to boost flagging demand for shots

Updated 4/28/2021

Bloomberg Law: NLRB Sets Stage for Settlement of Trump-Era Union Dues Case (1)
CBS Denver: T/ACO In Boulder Donates Outdoor Cabana To King Soopers Employees After Shooting
Cincinnati Business Courier: Walk this way: Kroger’s customer traffic tops all peers in last quarter, study shows
People’s World: Workers Memorial Day: Nobody knows how many workers COVID-19 has killed

Updated 4/27/2021

Intrado: JBS USA to Host First Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call May 14, 2021
TechCrunch: Sponsored post: How Albertsons Companies partners with Adobe on the future of grocery shopping
9News: Latinos in Colorado have disproportionately low COVID vaccination rate
KUNC: Still Need A COVID-19 Vaccine? 4 Ways You Can Get One In Northern Colorado

Updated 4/26/2021

Law360: NLRB Official Sets Union Election For Beef-Processor Trainers
Cannabis Wire: Unionization Efforts Leave Cannabis Growers Behind, But Change Could Be Coming
CBS Denver: Boulder King Soopers Employees Will Get Paid Leave For 2 More Months Following Deadly Shooting
The Denver Channel: Colorado resumes use of single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after US lifts pause on shot
New Country 991: Hundreds Of Coloradans Accidently Charged For Covid Vaccine

Updated 4/23/2021

Grocery Dive: UFCW presses grocers to guarantee paid leave for COVID-19 vaccinations
KDVR: GROCERY STORE TRAGEDY: Boulder Resource Center continues to help people
ThomasNet: Kroger Launches Americas’ First Grocery Customer Fulfillment Center

Updated 4/22/2021

Supermarket News: Grocery worker COVID-19 infections, deaths rise: UFCW report
KDVR: No appointment needed at 3 Colorado COVID-19 vaccine sites
Denver Post: Colorado’s COVID-19 outbreaks rise again, driven by schools and nursing homes

Updated 4/21/2021

Wall Street Journal: Unions, Pfizer and a Record Label Helped Biden Inaugural Committee Raise $61.8 Million
Boston Business Journal: Stop & Shop president ‘heartbroken’ after NY store shooting
Supermarket News: One killed, two wounded in shooting at Stop & Shop on Long Island
Progressive Grocer: Security Expert, Industry Leaders Weigh in Following Latest Supermarket Shooting

Updated 4/19/2021

The Wall Street Journal: Meatpacker JBS USA Hires New Chief Legal Officer
Daily Voice: Recall Issued For Boneless Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination
Food Service and Inspection Service: JBS USA Food Company Recalls Imported Boneless Beef Products Due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination
Food Safety News: Government tests show E. coli in frozen beef; JBS launches recall
Meat and Poultry: JBS USA Food Co. recalls imported beef due to possible E. coli contamination

Updated 4/16/2021

Bloomberg: Delivery Startup Loses Union Vote as Labor Edges Into Industry
The Counter: Tens of thousands of meatpacking workers have been vaccinated, but the industry’s Covid-19 crisis continues
CBS Denver: Permanent Memorial To King Soopers Shooting Victims To Be Built In Boulder
Marketwatch: Kroger partner Ocado is on the road to robotic grocery delivery with autonomous-vehicle investment
Singularity Hub: A Huge New Warehouse in Ohio Is Staffed by 1,000 Grocery-Picking Robots
LAist: Two Long Beach Grocery Stores Will Close On Saturday After Fight Over ‘Hero Pay’
CBS Denver: Coloradans Who Lost Loved Ones To COVID Can Apply For Funeral Assistance From FEMA
CBS Denver: COVID In Colorado: Weld County Lifting All Restrictions On Friday As State Ends Dial Framework
9News: These are the COVID restrictions in Colorado counties

Updated 4/15/2021

Scot Scoop: Local governments broadly adopt hazard pay mandates
WSAZ: Kroger Health introduces COVID-19 vaccine ‘focus hour’

Updated 4/14/2021

Boulder Beat: The ache and the anger: Boulderites look back on a year of COVID
CNN: Here’s Kroger’s big bet to fight Amazon
Cincinnati Enquirer: Inside Kroger’s big bet on growing home delivery this spring
Bloomberg: Kroger Is Using a Robot Army to Take On Amazon, Walmart
Market Watch: Kroger launches hi-tech facility as digital competition among grocers heats up
Colorado Public Radio: Colorado Puts Vaccine From Johnson & Johnson On Hold — Here’s What To Know As It’s Under Investigation
KDVR: Patients at Colorado Springs clinic will have to get revaccinated after clinic fails to comply with storage protocols

Updated 4/13/2021

NBC News: Grocery workers died feeding the nation. Now, their families are left to pick up the pieces.
Denver CBS Local: ‘Thought That Was It’: Olympic Running Hopeful Maggie Montoya Recalls Boulder Shooting
Fox19: Kroger halts J&J vaccine at clinics
Colorado Public Radio: These Colorado Counties No Longer Have To Follow The Statewide Mask Mandate
KRDO: Colorado Springs COVID-19 vaccine site only in state to have doses confiscated

Updated 4/12/2021

Grocery Dive: UFCW condemns Amazon’s use of cashierless tech as retailer expands grocery store fleet

New York Times: ‘I Know She’s Gone, but Why?’: Love and Loss at a Boulder Grocery Store

KKTV: 2 Colorado Springs men craft plaques honoring Boulder shooting victims and Officer Eric Talley

CBS Denver: Remembering The Victims: Celebration Of Life Held For Teri Leiker At CU Events Center

WGNO: Colorado COVID vaccine site closes early after 11 experience adverse reactions

Updated 4/9/2021

Supermarket News: Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama give thumbs-down to union
Fox 5 DC: Amazon hiring for its first East Coast grocery stores in the DC area
CBS Denver: COVID In Colorado: State Expands At-Home Testing Program To All Public-Facing Workers

Updated 4/8/2021

USA Today: Thousands of meatpacking workers have been vaccinated, but the industry’s crisis continues
NBC Los Angeles: Councilmen Want Investigation Over Kroger Closing Stores Due to Hero Pay
Mashed: The Reason LA Councilmen Want To Investigate These Kroger Closures
ABC4: These companies are rewarding employees who receive the COVID-19 vaccine
The Denver Channel: What Happened To Biden’s Plan To Fight COVID-19 In Workplaces?
KSNB Local: JBS to fund improvements to Northwest HS auditorium
KDVR: Colorado ending statewide COVID-19 Dial, allowing for local control next week

Updated 4/7/2021

The Denver Channel: Tunnel to Towers Foundation pays off mortgage for slain Boulder Officer Eric Talley’s family

Denver Post: Rikki Olds, killed inside Boulder King Soopers, remembered as “an unstoppable force”

Colorado Public Radio: Boulder Shooting Prosecutors And Defense Attorneys Spar Over Pre-Trial Publicity

Noticias Ya: King Soopers donará $1 millón al fondo para las víctimas de la masacre del 22 de marzo

CBS Denver: COVID Restrictions: Level Green Counties Allowed 100% Capacity At Indoor Venues, With Stipulations

Updated 4/6/2021

CBS Denver: Boulder King Soopers Employees Call For More Safety & Transparency Before Returning To Store
World Socialist Website: JBS Greeley meatpacking worker dies after being struck by machinery
Associated Press: Probe wraps up at Colorado supermarket where 10 were killed
The Denver Gazette: The Boulder shooting suspect’s attorneys have referenced supposed mental illness, but previous assault misdemeanor probably wouldn’t have caught it 
CBS Denver: Boulder King Soopers No Longer A Crime Scene After Shooting
Denver Post: Boulder police turn King Soopers back over to store following shooting investigation
Yahoo! News:Some Boulder King Soopers Employees Unsatisfied With Kroger’s Reaction To Resuming Operations
The Denver Gazette: How and where to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment around Colorado Springs

Updated 4/5/2021

Associated Press: Court proceedings a double-edged sword for victims’ families
Denver Post: Boulder police officers didn’t wait for backup to confront King Soopers shooter. That’s exactly what modern police tactics teach.
Denver Post: Boulder police turn King Soopers back over to store following shooting investigation
Colorado Public Radio: The Memorial Outside The Boulder King Soopers Grew As People Mourned Together. Soon, It’ll Be Preserved In A Museum
KDVR: Boulder church turns guns into gardening tools in wake of King Soopers shooting
The Denver Channel: Ft. Collins’ therapy dogs and their handlers comfort Boulder mass shooting survivors
Million Acres: Google and Albertsons Plan the Future of Grocery Shopping

Updated 4/2/2021

Denver Post: Colorado’s expansion of vaccine access stokes fears that appointments will be even harder to find
Brinkwire: Front-line workers and now shooting witnesses, Colorado grocery staff confront dual tragedies
Colorado Sun: “It was going to happen eventually”: A popular lunchtime spot for Boulder students is now marred by gun violence
KDVR: Private memorial service held for Denny Stong, youngest victim in Boulder shooting
CBS Denver: A Service Was Held Today To Honor The Life Of Tralona Bartkowiak
The Ashbury Collegian: Colorado Grocery Store Shooting Shocks Nation

Updated 4/1/2021

Colorado Public Radio: Is Colorado Ready To Face The Next Phase Of The Pandemic Without A Statewide Mask Mandate?
Reuters: U.S. court slams brakes on Trump-era hog slaughter line speed rule; union cheers
Public Citizen: Federal Court Throws Out USDA Rule Lifting Line Speed Cap in Hog-Slaughter Plants
CBS Denver: King Soopers Opens Community Resource Center For Those Impacted By Boulder Shooting
The Colorado Sun: Colorado law enforcement could use deadly force only as a “last resort” under new bill
KDVR: King Soopers honoring victim Teri Leiker with anniversary ring
9 News: ‘She made a happy life for herself’: Family remembers Boulder victim, Teri Leiker
Colorado Hometown Weekly: What’s next for King Soopers has yet to be decided
Daily Camera: Celebration of life for King Soopers’ shooting victim Rikki Olds to be held next week in Boulder

Updated 3/31/2021

CBS Denver: Boulder Holding Virtual Meeting To Help Older Adults In Coping With Tragedy
CBS Denver: Community Donates $1.3 Million To Colorado Healing Fund For Boulder Shooting Victims
CBS Denver: Boulder King Soopers Could Re-Open As Early As April 24 Following Mass Shooting, Employee Says
Colorado Public Radio: Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley Remembered As A Hero Who Saved Lives At King Soopers Mass Shooting
The Denver Channel: As Boulder tries to heal, activists are once again calling for lawmakers to act
Greeley Tribune: Weld Health announces easier sign-up as vaccine becomes available to all 16 and older
The Denver Post: Fund benefiting victims of Boulder King Soopers shooting reaches over $2.7 million
The Colorado Sun: Boulder police Officer Eric Talley’s life wasn’t taken in the King Soopers shooting, a priest said. “He gave it.”
KDVR: Colorado Healing Fund has raised $2.7M for shooting victims’ families and survivors
KRDO: Boulder police add decals that honor victims of King Soopers shooting to patrol vehicles
The Denver Channel: Colorado Healing Fund receives millions in donations for people impacted by King Soopers shooting
KDVR: Tough times for King Soopers workers who survived shooting
BizJournals: Kroger investing $350 million to raise average employee wage to $16 per hour – Cincinnati Business Courier
CNBC: Kroger looks to make online grocery orders more profitable, double digital sales by end of 2023
CBS Denver: Coloradans Likely To Face Long Wait Times For COVID Vaccine

Updated 3/30/2021

Denver Channel: Colorado boy hands out flowers to King Soopers workers following Boulder shooting
Denver Channel: Crowds honor Boulder Officer Eric Talley — killed in King Soopers shooting — during Tuesday procession
Loveland Reporter-Herald: Local groups, companies raise money for victims of King Soopers shooting
Daily Camera: Suspect in Boulder King Soopers shooting has hearing set for May
KOAA: Frustration after Pueblo vaccination clinic moves to State Fairgrounds
People: Colorado Meatpacking Plant Worker Dies After Being Hit by Equipment and Falling
CBS Denver: Jonathan Duerst Identified As JBS Worker Who Died In ‘Possible Work-Related Accident’
Marketing Dive: Albertsons partners with Google to boost online shopping convenience
Supermarket News: Albertsons, Google eye easier grocery shopping in major partnership

Updated 3/29/2021

Washington Post: After surviving the pandemic, workers at a Boulder supermarket felt hopeful. Then, a gunman walked in.
Reuters: Front-line workers and now shooting witnesses, Colorado grocery staff confront dual tragedies
Colorado Sun: Coronavirus, then a mass shooting: It’s been a year from hell for Colorado grocery workers
Denver Post: 58 minutes of terror: How the Boulder King Soopers shooting unfolded
Denver Post: Why the King Soopers in south Boulder has been a decades-long community anchor
9News: Boulder King Soopers remains a crime scene, four days after shooting
CBS Denver: ‘Most Remarkable Human Being’: Lynn Murray Remembered As Loving And Kind
Denver Post: Comfort dogs give solace to those grieving King Soopers deaths
KJCT8: King Soopers donating $1 million to support those affected by Boulder mass shooting
CBS Denver: Neighbors, Family Mourn Loss Of King Soopers Shooting Victims: ‘Just Devastated’
The Gazette: Boulder King Soopers employee describes the moment a gunman opened fire at the store
Retail Wire: King Soopers: Killed in the line of retail duty
KDVR: Worker dies in accident at Greeley JBS meatpacking plant
KDVR: Employee dies in accident at Greeley JBS meatpacking plant
9 News: JBS employee dies in workplace accident

Updated 3/26/2021

ABC News: King Soopers donating $1 million to Colorado Healing Fund in wake of mass shooting
The Counter: Boulder grocery store workers were already facing many dangers before the shooting
Washington Post: The shooting at my King Soopers also destroyed a haven of warmth and inclusion
ABC: 11-year-old boy gives flowers to King Soopers employees
Fox 31 Denver: Employees, shoppers return to King Soopers in Boulder
Fox 31 Denver: King Soopers donates $1M to Colorado Healing Fund
Fox 31 Denver: Road to Recovery: Assistance available to those impacted by the King Soopers tragedy
Fox 31 Denver: Watch: Motive in Boulder King Soopers shooting still unclear
CBS 4 Denver: ‘In It Together’: King Soopers Employee Focuses On Healing After Watching Gunman Shoot First Victim In Parking Lot
CBS 4 Denver: Grocery Store Shooting: Gunman’s Motive Still Unknown; Complex Investigation Underway
Fox21 News: King Soopers donates $1 million to the Colorado Healing Fund
New York Post: King Soopers donates $1M to charity after Boulder shooting
The Colorado Springs Gazette: King Soopers gives $1 million to Boulder shooting victims’ family fund
The Colorado Sun: Boulder shooting victim Rikki Olds “lived life on Rikki’s terms,” family and friends say
The Denver Channel: Woman bridges cultural divide to help family of King Soopers shooting victim, Neven Stanisic
The Guardian: ‘They don’t care’: US supermarket chain shutters stores after hazard pay rules
The Counter: Employees at meat processing plants are now receiving vaccinations nationwide
France24: US workers enticed with bonuses, time off to get Covid-19 vaccine

Updated 3/25/2021

Associated Press: Grocery store worker narrowly escaped gunman’s notice
KDVR: King Soopers employee whose sister survived Aurora theater shooting struggles to process tragedy
KOA Newsradio: Effect of Recent Shooting on Grocery Store Workers
CNN: A King Soopers barista hid his coworker behind trash cans to keep her safe during the shooting
The Denver Channel: King Soopers employee grateful for outpour of financial support during uncertain time
Colorado Public Radio News: The King Soopers Attack Shattered A Close-Knit Group Of Workers Who Had Already Been Through A Hellish Year
The Denver Channel: New bill for physician assistant care access and reimbursement
Reuters: ‘It’s really bad at night’: Boulder shooting survivor haunted by gunshots

Updated 3/24/2021

CNN: Shooting compounds trauma already felt by grocery workers during pandemic, union president says
Reuters: Shooter reported by police in Boulder, Colorado; man shown in handcuffs
Business Insider: Deadly Boulder grocery-store shooting highlights the looming threat of violence that retail workers face in America
People: Witnesses Recount ‘Horrifying’ Scene of Boulder Shooting, Heroic Actions of Supermarket Employees
Denver Gazette: Colorado prepares to nix the ‘new normal’
USA Today: ‘It was just terror’: Survivors recount rampage in the aisles at Boulder, Colorado supermarket
The Guardian: Boulder in fresh push to ban assault rifles as city reels from mass shooting
Associated Press: Survivor of Colorado victim: A void ‘that won’t be filled’
Business Insider: Boulder shooting victims include 3 employees at the King Soopers grocery store and an Instacart shopper
Forbes: A Police Officer, Grocery Store Workers: Here’s What We Know About The 10 Colorado Shooting Victims
CBS 4 Denver: King Soopers & Instacart Employees Remembered After Deadly Shooting
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Denver Post: Colorado COVID hospitalizations stall as state prepares to loosen restrictions
The Coloradoan: Family of Boulder shooting victim Rikki Olds speaks during press conference
Food Industry Executive: Ally Energy Solutions Partners with JBS to Complete Solar Project at Their US Headquarters in Greeley, Colorado

Updated 3/23/2021

KCR-FM (CPR) – Interview
KMGH-DEN (ABC) – ABC 7 – 7 News Now at 6 AM
CNN – CNN Newsroom with Kate Bolduan
Fox21News – Colorado leaders react to King Soopers shooting in Boulder
9News: First a pandemic, then a shooting: Union president calls King Soopers employees heroes
Patch: Boulder Grocery Store Shooting: 10 Killed, Including Officer
New York Times: Grocery store workers dealt with ‘worst of the worst’ even before the Boulder shooting.
The Denver Channel: 10 dead, including one officer, in shooting at King Soopers in Boulder
Denver 7: President of UFCW Local 7 Kim Cordova: ‘We’re very heartbroken’ after Boulder King Soopers mass shooting
Reuters: Suspect in custody after 10 killed in mass shooting at Colorado grocery store
Reuters: Colorado supermarket shooter kills 10, including police officer
4 CBS Denver: 10 People Dead After Shooting At King Soopers On Table Mesa
New York Times: What to Know About the Colorado Grocery Store Shooting
CNN: 10 dead in shooting at a grocery store in Colorado — less than a week after the spa killings in Atlanta
NBC: 10 people dead, including police officer, after shooting at Colorado grocery store
USA Today: Boulder shooting live updates: 10 killed in Colorado supermarket, including police officer; suspect arrested
BBC: Boulder shooting: Gunman kills 10 at King Soopers grocery store
The Denver Post: Boulder shooting: Colorado leaders react to King Soopers shooting
ABC Today Show: ‘I felt God compel me to go back’: Colorado shooting witnesses recall helping others to safety

Updated 3/22/2021

New York Times: Covid-19: Workers at U.S. Meat Plants Now Have Vaccine Access in Most States
New York Times: Workers at U.S. meat plants, early Covid hot spots, are now getting vaccinated in many states.
CBS Denver: ‘Now They Know Where They Can Come’: Equity Clinic Vaccinates Latino Population in Weld County
Just Food: Meat giant JBS ‘fined over Covid-19 outbreak’
The Globe: JBS workers vaccinated en masse

Updated 3/19/2021

Market Watch: Online grocer Ocado dismisses Amazon as a ‘very small competitor’ ahead of first Kroger warehouse launch
Reuters: JBS ordered to pay $3.6 million after Brazil beef plant’s COVID outbreak
Axios: How MeatOut Day backfired on Colorado Gov. Jared Polis
Amarillo Globe News: One Year Later: Local meatpacking plants adjust for impact of pandemic

Updated 3/18/2021

JD SUPRA: OSHA Issues Updated Enforcement Response Plan and National Emphasis Program on COVID-19 to Enhance Workplace Safety and Protect Whistleblowers from Retaliation
Ag Week: Last major COVID-19 relief package includes several ag-related provisions
Human Resources Executive: Kroger offers employees instant pay access
Forbes: Why Kroger’s Store Closures And Hazard Pay Reaction Are So Unsettling
Greeley Tribune: JBS, Pilgrim’s announces free 2-year college tuition program for workers, dependents
Fox 31: ‘Better Futures’; JBS, Pilgrim announce 2-year college tuition program
Meat + Poultry: JBS extends community college tuition program to workers, employees’ children

Updated 3/17/2021

World Socialist Website: St. Vincent Hospital nurses in Worcester, Mass. in second week of strike for safe staffing ratios
AG News West: Safe Line Speeds During COVID-19 Act Reintroduced March 16, 2021
National Law Review: OSHA COVID-19-Related Inspections Increasing
Denver Post: COVID-19 mass vaccination sites opening in Denver and across Colorado
Westword: Home Depot Walmart King Soopers COVID-19 Colorado Chain Outbreaks

Updated 3/15/2021

WKBN: Kroger will require masks until all frontline grocery workers can receive COVID-19 vaccine
Greeley Tribune: JBS vaccination clinic an important first step

Updated 3/12/2021

NBC News: Meatpacking workers feel ignored, alone in vaccine prioritization

KUNC: Five Workers Win COVID-Related Disability Pay From King Soopers, Safeway As Vaccinations Pick Up

CBS Los Angeles: Kroger To Close 3 Stores In Los Angeles In Response To Approval Of ‘Hero Pay’ Mandate

PYMNTS: Grocery Roundup: Grocers, Lawmakers Butt Heads

RetailWire: Do Kroger’s chains have more to gain or lose from closing stores over ‘hero’ pay increases?

Updated 3/11/2021

CNN: Kroger will close 3 grocery stores following Los Angeles hazard pay mandate
Business Insider: Kroger closing 3 LA stores where hazard wage laws are enforced
The Denver Channel: Colorado family shares struggle to book second COVID-19 vaccine appointment through Safeway
Eat This, Not That: This Grocery Store Chain Has Already Given Over 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccines

Updated 3/10/2021

Greeley Tribune: Weld County vaccine providers work to administer doses amid fluctuating supply
Fox28 Spokane: Everything’s coming up COVID for much public spending, even as virus fades

Updated 3/9/2021

9 News: Polis gives update on COVID cases, vaccination efforts in Colorado
KDVR: Coloradans turned away at COVID vaccine appointments due to overbooking
The Denver Channel: Safeway turns away hundreds of people scheduled for a vaccine

Updated 3/8/2021

KMGH-DEN (ABC):  ABC 7 – 7 News at 5 PM
KCNC-DEN (CBS): CBS4 – Evening News
KUSA-DEN (NBC):  9News – Evening News
KCNC-DEN (CBS): CBS 4 – News at 5PM
The Denver Channel: Colorado COVID anniversary brings back memories of loved ones lost
New Country 991: Colorado Governor Visited Greeley’s JBS Plant Friday
KKTV: Employees of Mission Foods in Pueblo able to get vaccinated on Monday
CBS Denver: JBS Employees Get COVID Vaccines Months After 6 Die From Outbreak At Greeley Plant
CBS Denver: COVID In Colorado: Grocery Workers Become Eligible For Vaccine
Colorado Public Radio: 1 Year After First Outbreaks, Greeley JBS Meatpacking Workers Get Their COVID Vaccinations
KUNC: 2,500-Plus Get COVID-19 Vaccinations At Meatpacking Plants In Greeley And Fort Morgan Friday
Greeley Tribune: JBS workers, having seen the largest outbreaks in Weld County, receive first doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Pueblo Chieftain: After 3 outbreaks, Pueblo’s Mission Foods workers start getting vaccines
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9 News: Thousands of JBS, Cargill employees getting COVID-19 vaccine
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Associated Press: JBS meatpacking plant workers get COVID-19 vaccine shots
KDVR: Gov. Polis, Agriculture commissioner attend JBS plant vaccinations
Telemundo Denver: Miles de empleados de JBS y Cargill reciben la vacuna contra el COVID-19
CPR News: Vaccinations Arrive for JBS Employees, But It’s Cold Comfort For One Worker Still Suffering From The Virus

Updated 3/5/2021

Colorado Public Radio: 1 Year After First Outbreaks, Greeley JBS Meatpacking Workers Get Their COVID Vaccinations
Real Clear Investigations: Everything’s Coming Up Covid for Much Public Spending … Even as Virus Fades
Greeley Tribune: JBS workers, having seen the largest outbreaks in Weld County, receive first doses of COVID-19 vaccine
KUNC: COVID-19 Vaccinations For Meatpacking Workers In Greeley And Fort Morgan Start Today
Noticias Colorado: Miles de empleados de la empacadora de carne JBS reciben la vacuna contra COVID-19
9 News: WATCH LIVE: Polis visits JBS, where thousands of employees are getting COVID-19 vaccine
CBS Denver: JBS Plant In Greeley To Host COVID Vaccine Clinic For Employees
Denver Post: PHOTOS: One year of COVID-19 in Colorado
CBS News: As more states lift mandates, most major retailers still require face masks

Updated 3/3/2021

Cincinnati Enquirer: Why won’t Kroger bring back hero pay? Hint: it would cost a lot
Huffington Post: As COVID-19 Spread, The Trump Administration Was Cutting Back On Workplace Inspections
Colorado Sun: Colorado set to begin receiving roughly twice as many coronavirus vaccine doses starting in April
China Daily: US store workers forced to wait for vaccination
Dallas News: Kroger and other big and small retailers stick with required masks
The Hill: Pressure builds for companies to incentivize vaccines for workers
Equities News: Tyson Foods To Provide Free Onsite COVID-19 Vaccinations to Employees

Updated 3/2/2021

Associated Press: Kroger Continues to Support Disaster Response to Uplift Communities Affected by Texas Winter Storm
Associated Press: Thousands of meatpacking workers to be vaccinated this week
The Grand Island Independent: Group of JBS employees tests positive for COVID-19
Powder & Bulk Solids: JBS and Pilgrim’s Offer Vaccine to 8K Workers in Several States
Food Processing: Inconsistent Vaccine Priority Frustrates Food Industry

Updated 3/1/2021

Denver Post: COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado: Who is eligible in phase 1B.3 starting March 5?
KKTV: 27,000 Pueblo County residents vaccinated for COVID-19 as state moves into phase 1B.3
WATE: COVID-19 vaccines now offered in Kroger, Walmart and Sam’s Club
Los Angeles Times: Grocery workers deserve ‘hero pay.’ Kroger shouldn’t close stores to avoid paying it
Business Insider: Meatpacker JBS will provide COVID-19 vaccines to 8,500 workers in eight states

Updated 2/26/2021

CBS 17: CDC launches portal to help public find COVID-19 vaccinations
9 News: COVID in Colorado: Polis gives update on vaccine, pandemic
Bocado: Diario de un matadero (Spanish)

Updated 2/25/2021

Greeley Tribune: JBS workers can get a COVID-19 vaccine at the Greeley plant on March 5, 6
KUNC: COVID-19 Vaccination Site Inside JBS Greeley Plant Will Inoculate Workers Next Week
Reporter Herald: Mass vaccination planned at JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley
CBS Denver: Union Organizing JBS Mass Vaccination Event: ‘It’s About Time They Are Prioritized’
(Video) NBC News 9: COVID-19 vaccine drive being held for essential JBS Greeley employees
(Video) Univision Colorado: Noticias Univision Colorado a las diez.
Bloomberg Law: Colorado JBS Meat-Plant Workers Get Access to Covid Vaccine (1)

Updated 2/24/2021

Bloomberg: Colorado JBS Meat-Plant Workers Get Access to Covid Vaccine (original headline)
Greeley Tribune: JBS, union to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Greeley plant
KUNC: COVID-19 Vaccination Site Inside JBS Greeley Plant Will Inoculate Workers Next Week
BizWest: JBS to offer mass vaccination to meatpacking staffers next month – BizWest
NBC 9 News: COVID vaccine drive happening for essential JBS Greeley workers
Meat and Poultry: JBS plant in Colorado to offer workers COVID-19 vaccinations
Denver Post: JBS Greeley employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations starting March 5
CBS 4 Denver: COVID In Colorado: Union At JBS Plant In Greeley Planning On-Site Vaccine Clinic
Wall Street Journal: Supermarkets Are Pressured to Raise Hazard Pay
Los Angeles Times: L.A. County supports grocery ‘hero pay,’ while city report warns of potential layoffs
KATU: Walgreens, Safeway, Albertsons to start offering vaccines

Updated 2/23/2021

Greeley Tribune: Greeley and Weld County groups unite to set up COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Latino community
Capitol Hill Seattle: QFC says will lay off 109 workers in Seattle hazard pay closures including 15th Ave E store
Patch: Coloradan Creates Coronavirus Vaccine Finder Website | Lakewood, CO Patch

Updated 2/22/2021

World Socialist Website: Kroger to close at least two grocery stores in Seattle after hazard pay increase
Associated Press: Kroger is latest victim of third-party software data breach
Greeley Tribune: Encouraging state vaccination numbers shouldn’t slow drive to get to all willing senior citizens — especially in Weld

Updated 2/17/2021

KTVZ: Kroger will close more stores over hazard pay laws for workers
KTVL: Everything you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines at Safeway, Albertsons

Updated 2/16/2021

The Denver Channel: Will the COVID-19 pandemic change our perception on employees staying home when they are sick?
Jacobin Magazine: At Kroger and Amazon, Capital Is Going on the Offensive
ABC News: Union says meatpacking workers should be vaccinated sooner
CBS News: Many grocery workers left out of vaccination effort, despite daily risk they face at job
Fox LA: Kroger plans to offer 15-minute COVID-19 tests to customers nationwide
PR Newswire: Kroger Health Partners with Gauss to Provide Smartphone-Enabled COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Home Tests
LA Eater: World’s Largest Grocery Company Closes Two Long Beach Stores to Avoid Paying Workers More
WAFB: Kroger to sell smartphone COVID antigen test
Reuters: Meatpacker JBS says nearly 700 U.S. pork plant workers get COVID-19 vaccine
New York Times: Pharmacies move to the forefront of the U.S. vaccine campaign.
KVAL: Albertsons and Safeway to get in on the COVID-19 vaccination game

Updated 2/12/2021

KRQE: Woman slapped worker after she was told repeatedly to wear mask, grocery store says
ABC 13: Grocery store workers seek hazard pay during pandemic
Cincinnati Business Journal: ‘We Start Out With a Competitive Advantage’
CBS Denver: COVID In Colorado: King Soopers Receives Additional Vaccine Supply, Expands Program
9 News: Where to find a COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado

Updated 2/11/2021

KDVR: King Soopers to police: Woman who slapped worker was told repeatedly to wear mask
Brownfield AG News: Union Wants Faster Vaccinations, Hazard Pay For Essential Food Workers
CPR News: Kroger Will Give Employees $100 If They Get The COVID Vaccine
Boulder Weekly: After hundreds of meatpacking workers died from COVID-19, Congress wants answers

Updated 2/10/2021

Beef Magazine: Food worker union urges for expedited COVID vaccinations
Grocery Dive: UFCW presses states to speed up vaccine access for grocery workers
Raw Story: Trump administration’s vaccine failure leaves workers unprotected
Law360: Biden’s Immigration Plan Should Do More to Protect Workers
Natural Resources Defense Council: Taking Care of the Food Workers Who Take Care of Us
Sequim Gazette: Safeway stores to distribute limited amount of COVID vaccine doses

Updated 2/9/2021

Westword: King Soopers Vaccination Bonus Update
Forbes: Food Union Brings Fight To Grocers Over Paltry Hazard Pay And ‘Slap In The Face’ Vaccine Incentives
New York Post: Grocery workers say COVID-19 has begun spreading more quickly
Supermarket News: UFCW calls for expedited vaccine access, hazard pay for frontline food workers
ABC News: These are the pharmacies administering COVID-19 vaccines as part of federal plan

Updated 2/8/2021

Denver Post: After hundreds of meatpacking workers died from COVID-19, Congress wants answers
Greeley Tribune: U.S. House panel launches inquiry into COVID outbreaks at JBS, other meatpackers
Greeley Tribune: Colorado taking first step in COVID-19 exit strategy by loosening restrictions on restaurants, gyms and offices
Progressive Grocer: Albertsons Warehouse Workers Vote to Strike
NPR: Kroger Offers $100 Bonus To Employees Who Get Vaccinated
CBS News: Kroger offers $100 to workers who get vaccinated
ABC News: Supermarket giant Kroger to pay $100 to workers who get COVID-19 vaccine
Wall Street Journal: Meatpackers Want Workers to Get Covid-19 Vaccines, but Some Aren’t So Sure
Greeley Tribune Opinion: Hope for a new look at JBS’ COVID-19 response
Food Safety Tech: OSHA, Tyson, Smithfield and JBS Under Investigation for COVID Outbreaks

Updated 2/4/2021

Long Beach Post News: ‘It was a shock’: Grocery workers, communities brace for impacts of Kroger store closures
‘Grocery Dive: CDC turns to supermarkets as it expands vaccination push
Raw Story:Congress wants answers after hundreds of meatpacking workers died from COVID-19

Updated 2/3/2021

Denver Post: As state prepares to vaccinate teachers, older Coloradans and essential workers frustrated by lack of appointments
Supermarket News: Kroger to shut two Long Beach stores due to local hazard pay mandate
CBS Denver: Family Of JBS Worker Happy With Investigation Into COVID Response: ‘It’s About Time’
CBS News: Kroger will shut two California stores to avoid offering workers “hazard pay”
Yakima Herald: Safeway becomes a primary vaccine distributor in Washington

Updated 2/2/2021

The Denver Channel: US House select subcommittee to investigate OSHA enforcement at meatpacking plants, including JBS
Newsweek: Union Blasts Kroger for Closing Stores Instead of Raising Wages Under COVID ‘Hero Pay’ Law
The Los Angeles Times: Ralphs and Food 4 Less set to close in Long Beach. They blame hazard pay ordinance
Grocery Dive: Kroger, Walmart unveil funding recipients for racial equity initiatives
World Socialist Web Site: US workplace safety agency issues toothless COVID “guidance,” while Biden continues Trump’s designation of meatpacking as “critical infrastructure”
Reporter Herald: U.S. House panel launches inquiry into COVID outbreaks at JBS, other meatpackers
CPR News: US House Launches Investigation Into Meatpacking Plants, JBS For ‘Failing To Protect Workers From COVID-19’
The Olympian: Safeway, Albertsons and Haggen to offer more COVID vaccines

Updated 2/1/2021

Mother Jones: After Enduring “Complete Hell” During the Pandemic, Food Workers Struggle to Get Vaccinated
Bloomberg Law: House Panel Investigating Tyson, JBS, Smithfield Covid Outbreaks
CNBC: Congress investigating Covid-19 worker safety at meatpacking firms
Farms.com: Vaccination plan for US meat plants
9 News: Colorado health officials say 16 variant COVID cases found in CO
NBC4 WCMH-TV Educators asked to pause registering for vaccine after issues with Kroger’s website
CBS: Meatpackers showed “callous disregard” for workers’ lives, key congressman claims
Greeley Tribune: U.S. House panel launches inquiry into COVID outbreaks at JBS, other meatpackers
The Globe: JBS labor union calls for legislation to protect local workers
UNC Mirror: Greeley’s JBS Swift meat-packing plant experiences second COVID-19 outbreak

Updated 1/29/2021

Fern’s AG Insider: Food workers face obstacles getting Covid-19 vaccinations
Washington Post: Kroger is latest retailer testing smart shopping carts
Fox59: Kroger, Walmart and Meijer begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to Hoosiers

Updated 1/28/2021

KDVR: King Soopers acknowledges mistake turning vaccine-eligible Coloradans away based on residency
KMUW: COVID-19 Vaccines And The Workplace: Can My Employer Require That I Get The Shot?
MPR News: House DFL bill would offer safety protections for meatpacking workers
KDVR: King Soopers acknowledges mistake turning vaccine-eligible Coloradans away based on residency
CPR News: Yes, You Can Get Vaccinated In Any County In Colorado, Even One You Don’t Live In

Updated 1/27/2021

CBS Local Denver: Union: Safeway Employee Dies From Complications Due To COVID
KUNC Colorado: While Awaiting Vaccination, Grocery Workers Continue Facing Health And Economic Risks
Food Processing: Bribing People Into Saving Themselves
The Denver Channel: Family of JBS employee who died of COVID-19 thanks Denver7 viewers for helping with headstone
KDVR: King Soopers, Safeway will administer vaccine to Coloradans 70 and older
Channel 9 News: Some pharmacies turn away eligible vaccine recipients against Colorado rules

Updated 1/26/2021 

The Denver Channel: Brigadier General says teachers will be first to get vaccine in upcoming essential workers phase
KUNC: Colorado Edition: As Long As You Can Do Your Job
Bloomberg: Union Lauds Biden Action on Slaughter Speeds Industry Calls Safe
Agri-Pulse:Ag hopeful as Biden signs ‘Made in America’ executive order
S&P Global: Consumer companies float incentives over mandates for US worker COVID-19 shots
Fox21News: Safeway joins list of providers with COVID-19 vaccines by appointment in Colorado Springs

Updated 1/25/2021 

The American Independent: Labor unions voice concern over COVID vaccine mandates for workers
Forbes: From The Bronx To Bessemer, Essential Workers Are Fighting Back
Jacobin: With Union Contracts Expiring, 2021 Can Be a Year of Mass Solidarity
Washington Post: Walmart, Starbucks, Amazon and other corporate giants moving to speed up coronavirus vaccine rollout
CNET: Smart grocery carts are coming to change the way we shop
New York Times: Help With Vaccination Push Comes From Unexpected Businesses
Food Dive: JBS USA and Pilgrim’s offering workers $100 bonus to get COVID-19 vaccine

Updated 1/22/2021 

Law360: UFCW Demands Instacart Reverse Course On Layoffs
WLWT5: Kroger launches vaccine program and effort to be key to distribution infrastructure
Washington Post: Biden executive order seeks stronger workplace safety guidance from OSHA
Meat + Poultry: JBS incentivizes workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Updated 1/21/2021 

The Hill: Unions wade into debate over requiring COVID-19 vaccine
CBS News: Meat processors ready for COVID-19 vaccine, but its workers may not be
FOX21 News: Employees at Mission Foods Plant demand action following several COVID-19 outbreaks
Tech Crunch: Instacart is eliminating the jobs of unionized workers
Bloomberg: JBS to Give Bonus to U.S. Workers for Getting Virus Vaccine
Reuters: JBS USA, Pilgrim’s Pride offer $100 to employees who get COVID-19 vaccine

Updated 1/20/2021 

ASPPA: DOL Appoints New Members to the ERISA Advisory Council
Today: Where do undocumented food workers fit in the vaccine rollout plan?
FOX19: Kroger testing new ‘smart cart’ that eliminates checkout

Updated 1/19/2021 

Time: The Challenges Posed By COVID-19 Pushed Many Workers to Strike. Will the Labor Movement See Sustained Interest?
Bloomberg Law: Meatpackers Press for Covid-19 Vaccine to Protect Line Workers
The Pig Site: US safety regulators ignored workers’ COVID-19 complaints amid deadly outbreaks

Updated 1/15/2021 

Pueblo Chieftain: As third COVID-19 outbreak hits Pueblo Mission Foods plant, union, workers call for help
NBC 5 KOAA: Pueblo Mission Foods plant deals with another COVID-19 outbreak

Updated 1/14/2021

9 News: In-N-Out outbreak continues to grow, big box retailers report COVID-19 cases
Bloomberg: New York Joins ESG Battle Against Tyson After Virus Outbreaks

Updated 1/12/2021

Cincinnati Enquierer: Kroger not requiring workers to be vaccinated. Grocery chain serves 11 million customers per day
Wall Street Journal: Albertsons Cart is Full as Covid Windfall Gets Extended

Updated 1/8/2021

Polis invites Coloradans 70+ to sign up for vaccine through healthcare providers

Updated 1/7/2021

CBS News: Albertsons pushed to make its grocery workers “essential.” Now it’s outsourcing their jobs
Supermarket News: Albertsons to shift to third-party online grocery delivery in some markets

Updated 1/6/2021

CPR: Who’s Next? Colorado’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan Creates Confusion For Most, Competition For Some
Fox 31 Denver: Frustration grows over lack of COVID-19 vaccine information in Colorado
Reuters: Special Report-U.S. regulators ignored workers’ COVID-19 safety complaints amid deadly outbreaks

Updated 1/5/2021

KUNC: Sicker-At-Work? Persistent Economic Factors Drive Higher COVID-19 Infection Rate In Weld County’s Latinos
Grand Island Independent: CDHD receives $10,000 gift from JBS for vaccine education campaign
NBC Local 4 Hastings, ND: JBS Swift donates $10,000 to CDHD for new campaign

Updated 1/4/2021

Fox 31: Number of Colorado In-N-Out employees with COVID grows to 122
Denver Post: Colorado moves people 70 and older, teachers, and grocery workers to higher COVID-19 vaccine priority
MarketWatch: Kroger to provide COVID-19 vaccinations
Fort Collins Coloradoan: 2020: Historic year summer up in only 10 Coloradoan photographs
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