COVID-19 Hazard Pay Facts

FACT: Where workers organize and take collective action there is MUCH higher rates of hazard premium pay. 

Below is a list of hazard pay for certain essential workers: 

0%Most all facilities including cities with COVID-19 positive hot spots like Virginia Beach and others that DO NOT HAVE A UNION CAMPAIGN
$2,000Norfolk, VA city workers got this in their August pay checks
$1,500VA Health and Human Services state employees

Virginia Cities of Hampton and City of Portsmouth VA are also getting hazard pay!

5%City workers in Cities where UE has organized and fought for hazard pay – City of Raleigh, City of Durham, City of Greensboro and City of Charlotte. This resulted in payments of between $400 and $1,000 over the course of the last 4 months.
25%NC DHHS state facilities pays 25% hazard premium pay for all employees in the building, including direct care, housekeeping, maintenance and food service staff, once there is a positive patients but NOT when employees test positive.
50%NC DHHS state employees directly on unit with positive patient

Note: DHHS Hazard pay was won after the union circulated a petition and collected over 900 worker signatures and had workers in several facilities confront the Director/CEO and deliver the letters. It was literally the day after letter deliveries that this new “Communicable disease policy” came out, which explained the hazard premium pay.

50%The University of NC System housekeepers and maintenance workers after UE Local 150’s statewide UNC system petition
$2/hour premiumSome grocery stores including Albertson’s, Harris Teeter, King Kullen, Meijer, Randall’s, Safeway, Shaw’s, ShopRite, Stop&Shop, Von’s, Whole Foods. Most of these are either unionized or the result of workers concerted activity.