According to the recent news, including Kroger, many other known companies are paying their workers to get covid-19 vaccination. While, we know that vaccine eligibility expands across the United States, more companies are offering incentives to get the vaccine.
Several US companies are debating whether to dictate vaccines or not. More than 70% of current or new CEOs of large companies said they are open to requesting vaccines, according to a survey by the Yale Institute for Executive Leadership.
While, depending on the industry, some employees may receive gift cards, while others are offered free trips to vaccination sites. These are the companies that pay their employees to get vaccinated. As, Kroger’s workforces are frontline workers and comes in first priority list.
In addition, In January, the discount grocery chain announced that it would give its hourly workers a total of four hours of PTO vaccination. Aldi emphasized that the vaccine would not hinder the employees’ work or their salaries. The United Food and Commercial Workers’ Federation, which represents 1.3 million frontline workers, said only 13 states currently offer vaccines to grocery store workers.
Following the trend, another company Amtrak awards employee a two-hour pay bonus when they show evidence of their vaccination, in addition to an exemption for those who have been vaccinated during working hours. Along with the popular rural discount store gives its employees a four-hour pay salary to get vaccinated. Dollar General will not make the vaccine mandatory for more than 150,000 employees.
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Further they said in a statement that “We do not want our employees to be forced to choose between receiving a vaccine or coming to work,” Dollar General said in a press release.
While, Kroger employees will receive a one-time payment of $ 100 if they show evidence of vaccination. Workers who do not get vaccinated for religious or health reasons can take a health and safety course and be paid.
Here’s what they said about it “We strongly encourage all clients and associates to receive the vaccine to limit the spread of Covid-19, and will do our best to ensure that they have the vaccine as soon as it is available,” said Dr. Mark Watkins, Kroger’s chief medical officer, said in a statement. Now, what you think about it? Let us know in the comment section below!