Supermarket sick

This is the online version of the Popular Information — a newsletter about politics and power. Sign up for your own subscription to get independent accountability journalism in your inbox: As the coronavirus spreads within the United States, Kroger — the country's largest supermarket chain — continues to maintain sick leave policies that incentivize workers to show up ill. The company operates over 2700 supermarkets under a variety of brands, including Harris Teeter, Dillons, and Ralphs, and employs 453,000 people.

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