Treating Food Distributors As First Responders

The Louisville-based United Food & Commercial Workers Local 227 is trying to get Kentucky and Indiana workers in the retail grocery, meat packing and food processing industries recognized as “first responders” during the coronavirus crisis.As workers in essential industries, their risks of exposure are increased, Caitlin Blair, Local 227 communications director, told the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer. Being recognized as first responders would provide the workers with greater access to masks and gloves, better access to testing and quicker results, as well as other services like child care.

Source: MG News

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