April 2 (UPI) — A strike by amazon workers has been fired, and union organizers and New York officials have urged the company to resume work. On Monday, employees at Amazon’s Staunton Island warehouse in New York went on strike after a colleague contracted new corona pneumonia, demanding that the company close the warehouse and clean and disinfect it. Amazon later fired the lead leader for violating the company’s quarantine rules. But the client said he had been dismissed as a result of the strike.
In a letter to Bezos, union leaders said, “We are appalled that Amazon warehouses have not implemented the necessary agreements to protect the well-being of your workers and the public.” “
New York’s attorney general said the employee’s dismissal was “immoral and inhumane” and said all legal options were being considered and urged an investigation. On Tuesday, the mayor of New York said he had ordered the city’s Human Rights Commission to “immediately investigate Amazon” to determine whether those fired were retaliated against. (Tianmen Mountain)