Extend or End ‘Hero Pay’? Council Debates Issue

By Haley Sawyer

Local grocery and drug retail workers could see a change in pay again, depending on what decision the City Council eventually makes.
After discussing the topic at its meeting last week, the council failed to move on whether to extend or retire its “hero pay” ordinance, which mandates hourly pay raises for employees at grocery stores and drugstores as a form of restitution for working throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The council expects to arrive at a decision at a meeting next week.