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Hundreds of Amazon workers protesting coronavirus conditions to skip work: workers rights group
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More than 300 Amazon workers will protest the company's response to coronavirus risks by skipping work on Tuesday and beyond, according to workers rights group United for Respect.
"Amazon’s corporate management has consistently responded with delay tactics and incoherent plans that do not rise to the urgency of the pandemic. The company has touted a series of new health and safety policies whose implementation has been questioned repeatedly by workers on the ground," United for Respect said in a statement.
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Workers won't be picketing but will be posting videos on social media instead, United for Respect told FOX Business. The group says workers at more than 130 Amazon warehouses have tested positive for the virus. The company has hundreds of thousands of employees in the U.S.
United for Respect is circulating a petition demanding Amazon "immediately close down and sanitize workplaces with associates who test positive for coronavirus" and "pay time-and-a-half during the crisis," among other demands.
A spokesperson for Amazon called United for Respect's accusations "unfounded."