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4 Oct 2020

Alene Tchekmedyian & Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times

USA: Amazon workers protest working conditions during COVID-19 & call for higher wages & benefits

"Amazon workers march to Jeff Bezos’ mansion, calling for higher wages, protections", 4 October 2020

Demonstrators on Sunday marched to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ Beverly Hills mansion, protesting company working conditions during the COVID-19 crisis and calling for higher wages, free healthcare and child care for employees...

The demonstration was sponsored by the Congress of Essential Workers, a collective of servers, teachers and warehouse employees... Organizers released a list of demands, including that the company provide workers with adequate protective equipment and cleaning supplies, as well as an increase of $2 per hour for hazard pay.

Amazon revealed last week... that nearly 20,000 of its frontline U.S. workers have tested positive or been presumed positive for the coronavirus. But the online retail giant says the infection rate of its employees is well below that seen in the general U.S. population...