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McDonald’s, Amazon Workers Strike to Demand Coronavirus Protection
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McDonald’s, Amazon Workers Strike to Demand Coronavirus Protection

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—From Amazon’s Staten Island warehouse to McDonald’s restaurants in Los Angeles and San Jose, workers at major low-wage employers walked out Apr. 6 to demand stronger protections against the COVID-19 coronavirus on the job. In Los Angeles, workers shut down a restaurant on Crenshaw Boulevard, maintaining social distancing by staying in their cars…

Amazon Fires Worker Who Protested Lack of Antiviral Protections
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Amazon Fires Worker Who Protested Lack of Antiviral Protections

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Less than five hours after workers at Amazon’s Staten Island warehouse and shipping center staged a lunch-hour walkout to protest inadequate virus-safety procedures, one of the main organizers was fired. Amazon said it terminated Chris Smalls, a management assistant at the JFK8 fulfillment center, on Mar. 30 for “violating social distancing guidelines and…

Cyber Monday Backlash: RWDSU President in Brussels to Help Put Anti-Worker Amazon in Check
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Cyber Monday Backlash: RWDSU President in Brussels to Help Put Anti-Worker Amazon in Check

New York, NY – While Amazon watched “Cyber Monday” 2019 become the single biggest shopping day in the company’s history — an international gathering of unions, policy makers, activists and academics met in Brussels for an inaugural symposium aimed at confronting Amazon’s rapacious worldwide business model.  “Amazon is one of the defining issues of our…

Report: Unionization Needed to Help Remedy Dangers at Amazon’s S.I. Warehouse
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Report: Unionization Needed to Help Remedy Dangers at Amazon’s S.I. Warehouse

New York, NY – A newly-released safety report coinciding with the one-year anniversary of Amazon’s sprawling 855,000 square foot warehouse on Staten Island recommends the online giant finally abandon its anti-union stance and implement changes to a workplace that at least one hard-pressed employee says is “beating up” workers.  This past year, between January 3,…

Pro-Union Amazon Worker fired In NJ After Eye Injury; Online Giant Makes ‘Dirty Dozen’ List Of Employers – Again!
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Pro-Union Amazon Worker fired In NJ After Eye Injury; Online Giant Makes ‘Dirty Dozen’ List Of Employers – Again!

New York, NY – Another metropolitan area man who lost his job after he dared challenge Amazon’s piss-poor treatment of its warehouse employees is speaking out this week — just in time for the notoriously anti-union retail giant to be welcomed back onto National COSH’s annual list of “Dirty Dozen” employers.  David Jamel Williams told…

It’s Alive! (Maybe) NYC’s Continuing Debate Over Amazon HQ2 And What It Means For Trade Unionists
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It’s Alive! (Maybe) NYC’s Continuing Debate Over Amazon HQ2 And What It Means For Trade Unionists

New York, NY – Whether or not the deal is really dead, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to revivify the ashes of “Amazon HQ2” have already succeeded in stoking lots anger and recriminations from everyone involved in the issue. But what’s to be made of the way this “Union Town” has reacted to the brouhaha?

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