A group of Amazon workers in a New York warehouse went on strike yesterday to protest the sanitary conditions in their facility. Employees are demanding that they should have a thorough cleaning of their warehouse after multiple workers have tested positive for the coronavirus.
“People are afraid to work. People are there working and they’re putting their lives at risk because there are a number of (coronavirus) cases that they are not aware of,” said Staten Island, New York Amazon worker Chris Smalls to ABC News.
Meanwhile, Instacart workers are also planning to strike. One of the Instacart strike organizers said: “they are putting us directly in harm’s way while profiting greatly.”
The same goes for Whole Foods workers who have threatened a nationwide mass “sickout” today. “COVID-19 poses a very real threat to the safety of our workforce and our customers,” according to a statement posted on the website coworker.org. “We cannot wait for politicians, institutions, or our own management to step in to protect us.” To read more about this story click here.
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