Amazon, Walmart, Target, FedEx and Instacart workers to hold ‘unprecedented strike’ on Friday over virus risk – The Sun
WORKERS from big US businesses like Amazon and Walmart are set to stage a mass walkout Friday amid the coronavirus crisis.
Essential staffers at Amazon, Instacart, Whole Foods, Walmart, Target, and FedEx are slated to protest their employers' supposedly profiting at the expense of their health, reports say.
The Intercept reports that employees will leave during their lunch break or call in sick to demonstrate their increasing frustration with the COVID-19 situation.
Union members may join outside warehouses and storefronts to support the labor action.
“We are acting in conjunction with workers at Amazon, Target, Instacart and other companies for International Worker’s Day to show solidarity with other essential workers in our struggle for better protections and benefits in the pandemic,” said Daniel Steinbrook, a Whole Foods employee and strike organizer.
The organized demonstration comes amid claims – from Amazon staffers in particular, that the industry giants are not being honest about the infection rates amongst employees.
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