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Albertsons, union say food workers are first responders

Albertsons has joined the United Food and Commercial Workers International in an effort to have grocery workers temporarily classified as first responders or emergency personnel for their continued work to keep grocers open during the coronavirus outbreak. "These men and women are sacrificing every day to protect our nation's food supply, and now is the time for our leaders in state and federal governments to do the same for them," Albertsons President and CEO Vivek Sankaran and UFCW International President Marc Perrone said in a joint statement.

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