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9/25/20  9:16 am
Commenter: Heith Fenner

quarantine pay

 Hi my name is Heith Fenner and I am a lifelong resident of Va . As a union representative of local 400 and former long time employee of Giant Food I have a good understanding of retail food working conditions and enviroment. It is very important that employers maintain and improve there sanitation and cleaning standards to slow and stop the spread of the coronavirus amongst the general public and front line essential workers. Also the employees need continued hazard pay and pay protections that cover them by there employers the entire time they are out sick with or quarantined due to the virus . The 2 week pay offered by some often comes up short and many employees don't have vacation time sick days or short term disability pay to cover there needs . This puts many retail workers and  others in financial distress and vulnerable when that's the last thing they need. I appreciate the opportunity to make a few comments . Thanks and be well!

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