Los Angeles County on Tuesday passed an ordinance mandating an extra $5 an hour in “hero pay” for grocery store workers.
The mandate was passed in a 4-1 vote with the only Republican on the board voting against the measure, the Los Angeles Times reported. Workers will get an extra $5 in pay for 120 days starting on Friday.
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The mandate applies in unincorporated areas to stores like publicly traded grocery stores, retail drug companies and companies with more than 300 employees across the county with 10 or more employees at each location.
This is not the first area in California to consider extra pay for grocery store workers. Long Beach and Montebello City have also passed hazard pay ordinances.
The California Grocers Association is expected to sue the city as they did in Long Beach, saying Los Angeles County is disrupting the collective bargaining process.
Read more at The Hill.