Amazon fires worker who organized warehouse walkout
An Amazon warehouse assistant manager who organized a walkout from the company’s Staten Island, New York, facility has been fired, prompting an outcry from New York City’s mayor and the state’s attorney general.
Chris Smalls lost his job on Monday after coronavirus.over what some workers claim is the company’s lack of precautions against the
Amazon has confirmed one positive case of COVID-19 at the facility. At Monday’s walkout, workers claimed there were 10 cases, and chanted “Shut it down!” in a call for the building to be closed and sanitized. Workers allege they lacked face masks and that cleaning supplies needed to clean the building were scarce.
[Source: CBS News]