Supermarket Giant Strips Unvaccinated Employees Of Their Benefits

Supermarket chain Kroger announced Tuesday it will eliminate paid emergency leave for unvaccinated employees who contract COVID-19 in addition to requiring some of them to pay a monthly $50 health insurance surcharge starting in 2022, according to a company memo.

The country’s largest supermarket chain, which employees roughly 465,000 workers, issued an internal company memo announcing the changes, which will start on Jan. 1, a company spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Kroger is tightening their COVID-19 related policies as U.S. businesses face uncertainty over President Joe Biden’s recent federal vaccination mandate.

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Kroger to no longer return coin change to customers

Due to a coin shortage at the Federal Reserve, Kroger will no longer return coin change to customers. Instead, the remainders from cash transactions can either be donated to charity or applied to the customers’ loyalty cards to be used on the next purchase.

Kroger officials said, “at Kroger, we are implementing several creative solutions to minimize the impact to our customers…We know this is an inconvenience for our customers and we appreciate their patience. The Treasury Department expects the shortage to diminish as more regions of the country reopen.”

Customers have the following options if coins are not available:

  • Round up to support Zero Hunger, Zero Waste Foundation
  • Pay with a form of payment other than cash
  • Have their coin change loaded as credit toward their next purchase directly to their loyalty card

Currently, Kroger stores are collecting donations for its Zero Hunger|Zero Waste Foundation by allowing customers to round up their order total to the next dollar. Kroger’s Zero Hunger|Zero Waste Foundation supports hunger relief efforts across the communities it serves.

Customers using self-checkout will still be able to receive coins.

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