Retail

Follow stories on Costco and big-box stores; Amazon and bookstores; Starbucks and food and beverage retailers; Nordstrom and department stores; REI, Nike, Blue Nile and Coinstar. Also covered are grocery stores (PCC, Safeway, QFC, Fred Meyer, Kroger, Haggen); consumer spending, restaurants, fast food, clothing, e-commerce, auto sales, hotels, airlines, sales tax, credit cards and Black Friday.

Seattle City Council seeks to require $4 per hour pandemic pay boost for grocery workers

A Trader Joe’s crew member disinfects shopping carts as customers line up, approximately six feet apart, outside the Ballard Trader Joe’s Monday morning, April 13, 2020.

Under a proposal by Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, grocery store owners would have to pay workers $4 an hour extra during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mosqueda cited the virus's continued growth and the slow rollout of the vaccine as reasons to mandate hazard pay nearly 11 months into the pandemic.

More Headlines