COVID-19 Update for River Valley Coop

RVC. We have LMC scheduled for 22nd to go over leave requests and safety procedures. There was an OSHA complaint filed last week by a customer that we will review.

COVID-19 Update for River Valley Coop

RVC: Last week, grocery workers were classified as first responders by the state and eligible for priority covid testing when requested through their employer.  We interpret this to also mean co-op grocery workers.  RVC set up 3 members who requested testing and two others were initially denied though they were also later approved.  Anyone receiving pushback is urged to contact the Union.  We fought to get this option and co-op workers deserve it too.

COVID-19 Update for River Valley Coop

RVC: we had a zoom meeting to discuss a temporary parking proposal from the employer whereby 45 additional spaces across the street would be open for April.  This would further support safe distancing as the shuttle can only take about 4/5 people.  Members are being surveyed in the next day to get a sense of the group.

COVID-19 Update for River Valley Coop

RVC. We bargained $2/hr. more and increase into PTO fund by the Co-op.  We will revisit things every 2 weeks.  Also paid time off may help here too but we don’t understand the law well enough yet and there are other proposals in the pipeline.  They are doing curbside pick up and I have allowed non-union help between 5-9am if no one wants to work (which might happen). Reduced hours.