Grocery Store Update time! Please share what you see, don’t see out there. Special request for info on hand sanitizer from a lovely reader who volunteers at a local food bank.
International Workers’ Day Boycott
Today is Friday, May 1st – which is also May Day or International Workers’ Day, a holiday commonly celebrated internationally as a day to commemorate the struggle to secure the 8-hour work day and other worker protections. As shared in articles here and here that many frontline workers nationwide may be calling out or walking out of work as they demand safer working conditions, including hazard pay, sick leave, protective gear and cleaning supplies.
As detailed in this CBS News post, “Labor organizers at Amazon, its groceries subsidiary Whole Foods, Instacart and Target-owned Shipt have said they plan to walk out on May 1, a holiday commonly celebrated internationally as a day to honor workers. Their demands, while diverse, include an expansion of paid sick leave, access to personal protective equipment, better pay and enforcement of social distancing in the workplace.” Some of the walkouts are set for lunch time. National organizers are asking customers to support them by not shopping Friday. If you can, consider finding another place to shop today.
More Route 1 COVID-19 Resources
- These local garden nurseries deliver to the Route 1 Corridor?
- Family Wellness Tips from Hyattsville’s Dr. Qadira Huff.
- These Route 1 Small Businesses sell homemade face masks!
- Don’t forget – these local grocery stores offer special shopping hours for our older friends and those with compromised immune systems.
- And these local pharmacies now offer free 1-2 day delivery of your prescription medications.
- Need a break from coronavirus info? Read up on Lakeland, the Historic African American Community of College Park.
- Here’s a list of local businesses providing alcohol-delivery and curbside pickup near the Route 1 corridor.
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