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Amazon worker fired after organizing strike over coronavirus response

Amazon worker fired after organizing strike over coronavirus response

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Amazon has fired the worker at its Staten Island warehouse who organized a walkout on Monday to demand greater protections from the company amid the coronavirus outbreak. Chris Smalls, 31, a management assistant at the facility, told The Post he was canned in a phone call following Monday afternoon’s strike. “They pretty much retaliated against me for speaking out,” said Smalls. “I don’t know how they sleep at night.” He and dozens of other employees at the Bloomfield warehouse walked off the job to demand Amazon temporarily close and clean the facility after a worker tested positive for COVID-19 there last week. They also asked the e-commerce giant to offer paid time off for folks who feel sick or need to self-quarantine.
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