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Virus Cases Rise, but Hazard Pay for Retail Workers Doesn’t – The New York Times

They were hailed as heroes during the first wave of the pandemic, but wage increases were fleeting, and companies, whose businesses are booming, have been slow…

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Dollar General, which reported $1 billion in operating profit in the second quarter, is one retailer that is turning down the states offer to compensate its employees for working through the pandemic. Mr. Ashe said the state official overseeing the program had told him that Dollar General seemed completely uninterested.
A company spokeswoman initially said Dollar General would not apply for the grants because we believe these limited funds should support the small-business community, but then said…

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