Amazon fires New York worker who led strike over coronavirus concerns
by Kenya Evelyn
Posted April 2, 2020
An Amazon worker who led a walkout at a New York City facility on Monday has been fired.
Chris Smalls, an assistant manager and organizer, learned of his termination as dozens of workers protested against the company’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.
“It’s a shame on them,” Smalls told Vice News on Tuesday. “To fire someone after five years for sticking up for people and trying to give them a voice.”
Strikers at the JFK8 warehouse in Staten Island demanded Amazon temporarily shut down the large facility for cleaning, after reports of multiple employees testing positive for Covid-19. More…
Jeff Bezos, “the richest man in modern history” accumulates more and more wealth by the minute while ignoring the safety of his workers, and then fires someone who called him out on that.
What can be done to curb the strangle hold that corporations have over “our” elected government. Perhaps it is time to install sunset clauses on all corporations, like it was done when the concept of a corporation first started.