Amazon Warehouse Workers Plan Strike At Staten Island Over Coronavirus Protection

Amazon Warehouse Workers Plan Strike At Staten Island Over Coronavirus Protection
Amazon Warehouse Workers Plan Strike At Staten Island Over Coronavirus Protection
Amazon Has Fired One Of Its Warehouse Worker In New York Who Organised A Protest Over The Safety Precautions Taken By The Firm To Deal With The Coronavirus Pandemic.
Nearly 100 Amazon Workers In Staten Island Has Walked Off The Job On Monday After One Of Their Co-worker Recently Tested Positive For The Virus, Warehouse Workers Claimed That Management Failed To Communicate Effectively And Is Continuing To Take Inadequate Precautions To Ensure The Remaining Workers’ Safety.
Chris Smalls, A Warehouse Management Assistant And A Lead Organizer Of The Strike Said "Since The Building Won't Close By Itself, We're Going To Have To Force [Amazon's] Hand. We Will Not Return Until The Building Gets Sanitized."
"We’re Trying To Get The Building Closed Down And Sanitized. That’s All We’re Asking For,"he Added
He Said The Company Has Quarantined Him On Saturday As He Came In Close Contact With A Worker Who Tested Positive For Coronavirus.
Amazon Said It Has Been Working Out To Keep Its Employee Safe At The Staten Island Fulfillment Center, Adding That Claims Made By Smalls That The Company Is Putting Workers In Jeopardy Are "simply Unfounded."
"Of The 5,000 Employees At Our Staten Island Site, 15 People -- Less Than A Half A Percent Of Associates -- Participated In Today's Demonstration," Said In An Amazon Statement"

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