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Work strikes at Amazon, Instacart and Whole Foods show essential workers' safety concerns

WorldNews Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Work strikes at Amazon, Instacart and Whole Foods show essential workers' safety concernsAfter a month of frenzied shopping, stay-at-home measures and the escalation of the coronavirus crisis, the pressure cooker of the workplace appears ready to boil over. Workers at an Amazon warehouse on Staten Island, New York, walked out during lunch Monday, over concerns about safety at the job site. "How many cases we got? Ten!" went a call-and-response chant outside the fulfillment center that afternoon, in reference to workers who had tested positive there with COVID-19. Co-workers there feared for their own health because workers weren't always physically distanced and the site was not closed to be sanitized. "We are working long, crowded shifts in the epicenter of a...
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Amazon, Instacart Workers to Strike Over Payment and Coronavirus Safety Instacart's strike will be in effect nationwide. For Amazon, workers will stop at a warehouse in Staten Island, New York where multiple people have tested positive for COVID-19. The strikes come as demand for online delivery has...

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