Amazon, Instacart workers protest over virus safetyAmazon workers at Amazon's Staten Island warehouse stage a walkout to demand that the facility be shut down and cleaned after one staffer tested positive for the coronavirusNEW YORK - Amazon warehouse employees and Instacart delivery shoppers joined protests Monday to press safety demands, highlighting the risks for workers on the front lines of supplying Americans largely sheltering at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "There are positive cases working in these buildings infecting thousands," warehouse worker Christian Smalls wrote on Twitter. It was not immediately clear how many of Instacart "shoppers" who are independent "gig" workers, were participating in the stoppage. The group calling itself "Whole Worker" said it was seeking guaranteed paid leave for quarantined workers, among other things. A report by NBC News said Amazon workers at two Southern California warehouses had presented demands to shut down the facilities for two weeks for sterilization while employees are tested for the virus.
Source: Bangkok Post March 30, 2020 20:15 UTC