/ Modified feb 27, 2021 3:06 p.m.

UA Survey: Arizona grocery workers worry about unmasked shoppers

Nearly 4,000 workers participated in the survey

masks store Two shoppers wear masks in a Tucson grocery store.
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Many grocery store workers in Arizona say they’re still anxious about customers who won’t wear masks.

One in five employees affiliated with a major grocery union say they are worried they could be physically assaulted by a shopper as the coronavirus pandemic grinds into its second year.

Preliminary results of a University of Arizona online survey showed members of a union representing about half the state’s grocery workers said customers were a bit better about wearing masks, but complaining more.

h. In February, about 19% of the workers said they feared being physically assaulted by a customer, down slightly from 22% last July.

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