Union boss: Grocery stores should kick unmasked shoppers out
In his 45 years in the supermarket industry, Marc Perrone knows of only two people who died on the job. This year alone, that figure has passed 100 as the coronavirus put food workers on the front lines of the pandemic. Overall, 35,000 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers union, which he leads, have either been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have family members who’ve fallen ill with the virus.
“Nobody thinks when they go to a food store that they may get something at work that may not allow them to live the rest of their life,” Perrone said. He spoke with CBS MoneyWatch about how the virus is affecting food and other essential workers. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
How has the coronavirus changed the way people shop?
Marc Perrone: On a normal day, there …continued .
[Source: CBS News]