Amazon workers stage ‘sick out’ rally to push for warehouse changes
The rally was organized through an all-day livestream broadcast on YouTube and Facebook Live.
Image: An Amazon worker delivers packages
An Amazon worker delivers packages amid the coronavirus outbreak in Denver on April 22, 2020.Kevin Mohatt / Reuters
April 24, 2020, 1:58 PM MST
By April Glaser
Hundreds of Amazon tech and fulfillment center employees called out sick Friday, rallying together — virtually — to protest what they say are unsafe and unethical working conditions for the more than 800,000 people the company employs in its network of fulfillment centers around the world,as the highly contagious coronavirus continues to spread.
The “sick out” was organized through an all-day livestream