Letters: Grocery workers deserve hazard pay.
A consensus on which chain groceries in Napa should be required to pay workers $5 more per hour for four months remains elusive.
Disagreement over extending a 120-day pay-raise requirement beyond supermarket workers puts an ordinance on hold, at least for now.
A "hazard pay” ordinance would add $5 to the hourly pay of those working in Napa groceries for 120 days.
Napa weighs joining other California cities in temporarily boosting pay for grocery workers at higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
The new program, which will rely mostly on federal money, will provide hotel rooms for agricultural workers who test positive or were exposed to the coronavirus so they can safely isolate.