Hundreds of Amazon workers in US may walk out of jobs starting today. "Amazon continues to prioritize maximizing its enormous profits even over its employees' safety," said Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. "Today's actions show just how dangerous it is to work at Amazon.", Stu said.
Protesters' demands include hazard pay, paid sick leave and healthcare for all workers, sanitation and transparency improvements.
Work conditions for delivering your dildo's were not ideal pre covid so you can imagine how conditions are now during the pandemic.
Workers are worried about contracting the virus at Amazon’s fulfillment centers, which are notorious for extreme work standards, and say that the increased demand for Amazon products due to shelter in place orders haven’t been met with sufficient safety protocols. Workers in over 130 Amazon facilities have tested positive for COVID-19, says United For Respect. And complaints with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration asking for probes of labor conditions have been filed in Minnesota and California.
"Enough is enough Amazon," said Appelbaum. "Do right by your workers, your customers and our communities."