What one gas station is doing to help people at the pumps during the coronavirus outbreak

Posted at 5:53 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 19:02:47-04

(WXYZ) — Sabrina Perdue is the manager at Great Lakes Sunoco in Lake Orion at Joslyn and Silver Bell.

Starting next week, she will pump your gas for you, like when gas stations had full service. Sabrina will also fetch you a gallon of milk or anything inside the store while you wait safely inside your car. There’s one more think, she’ll sanitize your card before she hands it back.

She posted her idea on Facebook and the response was so overwhelmingly favorable, she teared-up and she told me about it on the phone.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said again Friday people who don’t stay home and stay safe are putting themselves and people close to them just by touching a gas pump.

But some state employees who work in weights and measures are still on the job making sure those pumps are calibrated and dispensing the gallons we pay for.

But they are not getting the $1,500 a month in state hazard pay that is going to thousands of other frontline state employees. One of those contacted me. He couldn’t speak but his union did.

Erik Bailey is Deputy Administrator of the Michigan State Employees Association. He represents 4,700 workers in 16 state departments and he says many are not being provided personal protection equipment, not getting the hazard pay but still required to work. The union is grieving that with the Whitmer Administration.

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