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To: New Seasons Market

Reinstate Covid-19 Pay for New Seasons Market Workers

Reinstate Covid-19 Pay for New Seasons Market Workers

We are demanding that New Seasons Market reinstates our bonus pandemic pay of $150 a check for full time workers and $100 for part time workers. We also demand that New Seasons extends our 30% discount until the end of the pandemic and reduces the number of customers allowed in stores.

Why is this important?

Covid-19 cases are on the rise and New Seasons has stopped our bonus pandemic pay. Every day we go to work we are put at risk of contracting coronavirus. As of now there is no end in sight of the pandemic. There have been confirmed cases at three of our stores, Orenco Station, Seven Corners and Williams. Workers are anxious that they could be the next to fall ill. Stores are busy adding to this anxiety, the produce departments for all stores were $270,000 over budget the sales week of July 8th to 14th. Stores are comping sales at a higher percentage over last year.


Reasons for signing

  • solidarity!
  • They did it at first and took it away. Nothing has changed but the company’s refusal to support the staff risking themselves and their families for nothing.
  • New Seasons faux progressive business platform has been coopted by its new ownership, never mind the past irresponsiblility regarding gentrification and selective neighborhood targeting,.This current play at societal irresponsibility and a half measure placation of cdc guidelines coupled with a continuing disregard for employees is poisonous and will result in my and my circle of friends complete boycott of the market.

Updates

2020-09-18 14:43:46 -0400

Here are the most recent covid cases, and we still don't have hazard pay:

Arbor Lodge

• Staff member tested positive on September 5, last worked in the store on September 3.

Concordia

• Staff member tested positive on August 6, last worked in the store on August 2.

Happy Valley

• Staff member tested positive on September 10, last worked in the store on September 8.

Raleigh Hills

• Staff member tested positive on August 22, last worked in the store on August 2.

Sellwood

• Staff member tested positive on August 23, last worked in the store on August 15.

2020-08-03 00:22:32 -0400

New Seasons has extended our 30% discount through December, but this is not enough! This is money that will go back into the company. We need our "thank you" pay back.

2020-08-03 00:20:58 -0400

There have been two more stores with cases of Covid-19 since I started this petition, Mountain Park and Concordia. New Seasons has finally posted this on their website as follows:

Concordia
• Staff member tested positive on July 25, last worked in the store on July 19.

Mountain Park
• Staff member tested positive on July 22, last worked in the store on July 22.

Orenco Station
• Staff member tested positive on April 18, last worked in the store on April 14.

Seven Corners (confirmed cases are separate and unrelated)
• Staff member tested positive on June 8, last worked in the store on June 4.
• Staff member tested positive on June 26, last worked in the store on June 13.
• Staff member tested positive on June 28, last worked in the store on June 23.

Williams
• Staff member tested positive on July 9, last worked in the store on July 7.

2020-07-29 21:44:53 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2020-07-16 20:08:17 -0400

Did you know that the company comped almost 2% over last years sales for the week of July 8th to 14th? That's even with Williams being closed for the day and being down 18% over last year.

2020-07-16 15:36:46 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-07-16 12:09:07 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-07-16 02:02:11 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-07-16 01:24:02 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-07-16 00:53:41 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-07-16 00:39:21 -0400

10 signatures reached