Amazon workers in New York warehouse set to strike Monday on coronavirus safety fears
About 100 Amazon.com Inc. employees at a New York fulfillment center plan to go on strike at noon on Monday, alleging management has been unresponsive to safety concerns and the spread of the coronavirus at the facility. Employees are demanding that the Staten Island site be closed for at least two weeks and sanitized... [T]hey’re asking for workers to be paid during this time, as well as retroactively compensating those who had already stayed home out of fears for their health and safety.
... “At JFK8, we are working long, crowded shifts in the epicenter of a global pandemic, and Amazon has failed to provide us with the most basic safeguards,” Rina Cummings, a worker at the warehouse, said in a statement. “We are walking out to protest the impossible choice of coming to work at a toxic workplace and possibly spreading the virus or going unpaid during an economic crisis.”