‘Amazing News’: Judge Denies Grocers’ Bid To Temporarily Halt Long Beach Hero Pay Ordinance

A federal judge Thursday denied the California Grocers Association's bid to temporarily overturn a Long Beach ordinance mandating an additional $4 in hourly pay for grocery store employees during the pandemic.

‘Amazing News’: Judge Denies Grocers’ Bid To Temporarily Halt Long Beach Hero Pay Ordinance

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A federal judge Thursday denied the California Grocers Association’s bid to temporarily overturn a Long Beach ordinance mandating an additional $4 in hourly pay for grocery store employees during the pandemic.

In a Thursday tweet, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia called the ruling, “Amazing news,” and saying that the city had “won” the lawsuit, though the case is ongoing with another hearing scheduled for March 22.