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Staten Island Amazon workers to strike over coronavirus working conditions

Worker’s dissatisfaction is on the rise over Amazon’s managing of workers ‘health during the coronavirus pandemic

At the Staten Island facility, Amazon Workers organize a Monday afternoon walkout to protest what they’re saying is dangerous working conditions. The demonstration comes after at least one worker at that warehouse has tested positive for coronavirus.

The demonstration is scheduled to take place at 12:30 pm local time outside the building. According to an email alert about the activity, the New York Post announced plans to walk out about 200 employees on Sunday.

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The employees will be joined by supporters from Athena, New York City Communities for Change, and Make the Road NY, three advocacy organizations that have often criticized Amazon’s treatment of its workers.

On many occasions, Amazon has said that it is working hard to protect workers from coronavirus, including enhanced cleaning and physical distance in warehouses. Amazon announced Monday that ” “the vast majority of employees continue to show up and do the heroic work of delivering for customers every day.”

As of Friday, at least one worker in 14 Amazon warehouses in the US had tested positive for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus.

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An Amazon spokesperson called out the strike leader Christian Smalls in an emailed statement; his statements are “simply unfounded.”

“We have heard several incorrect comments from Christian Smalls, the hourly associate claiming to be the spokesperson on this topic,” the spokesperson said. “Mr. Smalls is alleging many misleading things in his statements, but we believe it’s important to note that he is, in fact, on a 14-day self-quarantine requested by Amazon to stay home with full pay. He was placed in paid quarantine out of an abundance of caution because we notified him that he might have had close contact with someone at the building, which was diagnosed.”

For information, precautions, and updates about the coronavirus pandemic, please visit the WHO website.

Amazon stopped shipping non-essential products in France and Italy

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