The state of Michigan is recognizing the important and diligent work of some of our frontline workers today under a resolution authored by state Rep. Bryan Posthumus to make Feb. 22 Supermarket Employee Day.
The 140,941 food retail jobs in the state generate more than $11 billion in economic activity, and the need for supermarket employees is greater now than ever before as the state continues to face an unprecedented pandemic.
“As families prepared to stock up on supplies and food while facing a restricted economy, the employees at grocery stores across the state continued to meet and exceed the challenges of the situation while displaying courage, compassion, dedication and leadership,” said Rep. Posthumus. “These are the men and women who kept our shelves stocked as we faced a global crisis, all while maintaining great customer service and community outreach.”
There are nearly 6 million supermarket employees across the nation who continuously provide Americans with access to safe, healthy and affordable food.
The Posthumus resolution, approved by the Michigan House last week, officially recognizes Feb. 22 as Supermarket Employee Day.
Rep. Bryan Posthumus, of Kent County, today criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s most recent mask mandate requiring children 2 to 4 years old to wear masks while in public spaces, including day care and camps. The mandate, issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), went into effect on Monday. Previously, the rule only extended to children 5 years of age and older.
Rep. Bryan Posthumus, of Kent County, announced today that he is sponsoring legislation as part of a comprehensive criminal justice reform plan to stop the cycle of recidivism and reentry while expanding victim protections. Together, the bills would create programs to prepare incarcerated individuals for release, expand eligibility for victim compensation, and expand paid medical leave for victims and witnesses of certain crimes.
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