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Jewel asks employees to take time off without pay

By Emily Bryson York Posted today at 1:17 p.m.

Jewel-Osco is offering all corporate employees unpaid time off between now and Feb. 26, representatives for the store’s parent, SuperValu, said. The offer extends to all SuperValu chains, including Save-a-Lot, Acme, Cub and Albertson’s.

The money-saving program is voluntary, SuperValu added, a point that was also made by the union that represents Jewel-Osco employees, Local 881. Union employees cannot be forced to take unpaid time off. The program is directed at office employees, not grocery-store workers.

On Wednesday SuperValu announced that it was closing about 20 underperforming stores in New England, Philadelphia and the West Coast. Stores in the Chicago area will be unaffected, a SuperValu spokesman said.

via Jewel asks employees to take time off without pay | Chicago Breaking Business.

2 comments

  1. As mentioned “Union employees cannot be forced to take unpaid time off” but its kinda complex situation. Because if my friend take unpaid time off, i cant work anymore..

  2. Its a complex situation….No one will continue more