Coronavirus: Amazon protestors need Jeff Bezos provides personnel $2 raise

    Protestors march to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' mansion to demand higher wages and free healthcare.

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    Demonstrators required greater earnings and totally free health care (Picture: Ringo Chiu/ZUMA Wire/REX)

    Former Amazon employees have actually opposed outside Amazon creator Jeff Bezos’ estate to require fairer pay and much safer working conditions for personnel.

    The group apparently behind the demonstration, The Congress of Essential Workers (T.C.O.E.W.), was established by Christian Smalls, a previous employee who was fired by Amazon in March quickly after arranging demonstrations versus an absence of protective equipment for workers.

    On T.C.O.E.W.’s site, Smalls explains his previous company’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis as ‘abysmal’ and states numerous countless employees have actually been jeopardized.

    Amazon stated Smalls was fired for ‘violating social distancing guidelines and putting the safety of others at risk.’

    According to VICE, Smalls informed the crowd: ‘Cancel your Prime, stand in solidarity with the workers. You don’t requirement Jeff Bezos. He requires us.

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    ‘We made him the richest man in the world.’

    The group’s needs consisted of totally free child care and health care for all workers, for Amazon to be ‘transparent and honest about the number of cases they have in their facilities’, and for places that have actually been the website of coronavirus break outs to be sanitised and kept closed for a minimum of 2 weeks with complete spend for impacted workers.

    They likewise required that workers get a $30 base pay, and risk pay of $2 per hour till completion of the pandemic – something the business stopped supplying in June. 

    Protestors march to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' mansion to demand higher wages and free healthcare.

    The rally was arranged by the Congress of Essential Workers (Photo: Ringo Chiu/ZUMA Wire/REX)

    Protestors march to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' mansion to demand higher wages and free healthcare.

    The protestors required the reinstatement of a $2 per hour risk pay (Photo: Ringo Chiu/ZUMA Wire/REX)

    The Congress of Essential Workers stated in a declaration: ‘We need that Jeff Bezos and the rest of the billionaire class pay their reasonable share to handle the environment crisis.

    ‘We are requiring a good living wage of $30/hour minimum for all Amazon workers, Medicare and child care for all, and the right to unionize without worry of retaliation.

    ‘These are just a few of the issues that we feel billionaires like Jeff Bezos, who makes nearly $4,000 a second, can absolutely help relieve or resolve.’

    Following the previous week’s news that over 19,000 Amazon employees had actually evaluated favorable for Covid-19 considering that the start of the pandemic, the rally likewise observed a minute of silence for workers who had actually passed away of the infection.

    NBCNews reported last month that a minimum of 10 of Amazon’s employees have actually passed away of coronavirus, a figure the business has actually validated.

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