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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
Greeley Tribune: Last year in the Greeley Tribune