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UFCW Condemns OSHA’s Standards That Leave Grocery Workers at Risk

In a statement released yesterday (June 10) the UFCW condemned the move by the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) to exclude frontline grocery and meatpacking workers from its long-delayed Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID workplace safety.

The UFCW has been a leading national voice in the push for these new pandemic worker safety rules and today called on OSHA to immediately revise them to include the millions of American frontline food workers who put their health at risk every day during the pandemic and continue to face virus risks as this health crisis continues.

UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:

“Today’s new COVID workplace safety standard from OSHA represents a broken promise to the millions of American workers in grocery stores and meatpacking plants who have gotten sick and died on the frontlines of this pandemic. Vaccinations are helping us take control of this pandemic, but the danger for these essential workers is far from over. Thousands of frontline food workers are still at risk of infection.

To read the full statement, click below.

June 10 UFCW Statement on OSHA Guidelines