Fired Amazon worker Chris Smalls: “I may have started a revolution.”
Rising / The Hill (4/13/20)
Krystal and Saagar speak with former Amazon employee Chris Smalls, who says he was fired after organizing a walkout at the Amazon warehouse in Staten Island.
- Amazon Fires Two Employees Critical Of Warehouse Working Conditions — Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said on Tuesday it terminated two employees, who criticized the working conditions at the e-commerce giant’s warehouses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, for “repeatedly violating internal policies.” The termination of Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, who worked as user-experience designers in Seattle, came in a couple of weeks after the company fired another employee Christian Smalls for raising health and safety concerns for people laboring through the outbreak. The Seattle-based firm has been facing public scrutiny over safety and working conditions of warehouse, delivery and retail gig workers in the United States after cases of COVID-19 were reported in some of its facilities. Amazon workers have also protested in other countries. … Read The Rest
Transit Worker Union: Corporate entities don’t give ‘Rat’s A**’ about worker safety
Rising / The Hill (4/12/20)
International President of the Transport Workers Union, John Samuelson, explains how unions are teaming up to demand transit agencies do a better job to protect their workers.