Amazon workers plan to hike in New York facility because of safety concerns during a corona virus pandemic
BREAKING NEWS: Five Thousand Amazon Workers Will Run Away Monday – And Will Not Return To New York Warehouse, Where Seven Workers Sick Due To Coronavirus, Was Purified
- Amazon workers at the company’s factory in Staten Island, New York, are planning to quit their jobs on Monday afternoon
- The workers say the online giant is putting their health and safety at risk
- Seven workers have fallen ill with the corona virus
- They claim the online retail giant mishandled its response to the pandemic and want the entire facility to be disinfected and disinfected
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Amazon workers at a New York facility are planning to walk out Monday due to security concerns as the coronavirus spreads.
As many as seven employees tested positive for the coronavirus at the Staten Island, New York plant.
“The plan is to suspend all operations until the building is closed and cleared,” said Christian Smalls, an assistant manager who led the strike, CNN.
“We don’t ask much. We ask that the building be closed and disinfected and that we are paid. ‘
Amazon workers at the company’s factory in Staten Island, New York, are planning to quit the job Monday afternoon (file photo)
Workers claim the online retail giant has mishandled its response to the pandemic and want the entire facility to be disinfected and disinfected
“We won’t get back to work until they close the building,” he says USA Today.
Between 50 and 200 employees may be involved in the rollout, although approximately 5,000 employees will be working in the warehouse over the course of a week.
“They know they don’t return at lunch when they clock out.”
Amazon has acknowledged that a worker in the Staten Island warehouse diagnosed the virus and “supports the individual recovering.”
The workers say the online giant is endangering their health and safety (file photo)
The company has said that those close to the employee have been asked to quarantine themselves for two weeks and will still be paid.
Amazon employees are not the first to threaten a strike as the corona virus spreads.
Instacart employees have also said they will strike on Monday after requesting additional compensation and security measures.
There are more than 142,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States.
They claim the online retail giant mishandled its response to the pandemic and want the entire facility to be disinfected and sanitized (file photo)