“We’re Outside” to Protect Us, to Protest the workers Say, Amazon, Target, Instacart

“We’re Outside” to Protect Us, to Protest the workers Say, Amazon, Target, Instacart

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The protesters say that Amazon and other companies to benefit from rising demand during the pandemic, but not enough to do, to the maintenance of essential workers.

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the employees in the retail and delivery companies, including Amazon, Target, and Instacart, went to work on Friday to demand better pay and treatment.

their work was “important”, but they say it is now too dangerous, while the Corona-Virus-pandemic — and you want the company to do more to protect you.

“This company was able to us. It is the workers failed. It failed me,” says Christian Small, the outside the Amazon warehouse on Staten Island, where he used to work and had organized other protests. Amazon says, skylights, was fired in March for violating the quarantine and security measures.

While some of the protesters, such as skylights, shown outside of operating facilities, other still in the hospital. Gig log apps not employees of the adoption of the orders.

Organized under the hashtag #essentialworkersday, the protests were timed for may day, or International workers ‘ day-a date in the rule, the world is marching through work.

brought The actions together, the employees of the retail chains, including Target and Walmart workers for the delivery of apps like Instacart, as well as Amazon.

It is unclear how many people participated in the protests. Organizers said thousands of workers had agreed to participate. But the company, said that the protests only a few employees, and you don’t have the views of the majority of the employees. Target said it was aware of fewer than 10 employees, have participated. Amazon, Instacart, Whole Foods and Shipt, said its operations were not affected. (Whole Foods is owned by Amazon and Shipt is in the possession of the Target.)

Some of these workers have held separate protests and walkouts in recent weeks. You said they came together to mark in a General strike, the similarities in their working conditions and requirements.

Kerri Blair, a mother of five in the Akron, Ohio, takes in, as a rule, extra income jobs for Shipt to deliver. You stayed home on Friday.

“the people who work at Whole Foods, Target, Walmart … there is no way to get around, not to people. This is your task,” she said. “We’re out in public … doing things for other people.”

have block many cities and States kept millions of people home, leading to increasing demand for online shopping and delivery. Amazon, Instacart, and Shipt are all of the hold on the adjustment orgies with the pace of new orders.

The company said that the value of the employee entrance, and offers to pay more, and aggressive measures for health and safety, how to give, the masks, and the cleaning of markets and warehouses.

“In recognition of the important contributions of our front-line team members in the middle of the coronavirus, we have extended an investment of more than $300 million, including $2 an hour higher hourly wages, which we have up to 30. In may,” target said in a statement, adding that it had hits founded “dozens of actions” to employees and customers safe during the pandemic.

said This week from Amazon, you would spend your entire operating profit in the second quarter — an estimated $4 billion dealing with the coronavirus. This also includes the provision of protective equipment for the workers, giving them the cleaning in the warehouse and test employees for COVID-19.

An Amazon spokesman said: “health and safety is our top priority and we expect to spend more than $800 million in the first half of the year, COVID-19 security measures.”

Protest organizers to confirm the changes but say the company must do more to protect health.

“Because of the weaknesses of our employers, many of our colleagues in the course of this deadly virus have moved, and some have died” organizers wrote in this week.

Some of the workers say they have trouble of the protective equipment they have been promised. They also want the companies to be more transparent about how many employees are sick, or even died, from COVID-19.

the protesters urged buyers to boycott the companies, shops, websites and apps.

editors note: Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Whole Foods Market among NPR’s financial supporters.

Released on Fri, 01 may 2020 20:14:00 +0000

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