San Mateo approves hazard pay for grocery workers

The move pays grocery workers that face extensive exposure to COVID-19 an extra $5 an hour.

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- New at 11, workers at large grocery and drug stores in the city of San Mateo are going to get hazard pay effective immediately. City council unanimously passed an emergency ordinance tonight that will give them an extra $5 an hour. They will also receive four hours of paid leave if they go get vaccinated. The city plans on passing a regular ordinance as well since the emergency one expires after 90 days.