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A man working at Amazon’s massive Staten Island warehouse has died of COVID-19 amid national attention over the giant online retailer’s handling of coronavirus protection for its employees, labor advocates said Tuesday.

"Workers have called for swift action including: closing warehouses, with full pay to all workers, for a two-week sanitization period; bringing in independent monitors and setting up worker-elected committees to implement appropriate safety practices; providing full PPE; and canceling all rate-of-work requirements that make it impossible to practice safe cleaning and distancing,“ reads the statement, signed by Jonathan Westin of New York Communities for Change, Deborah Axt of Make the Road New York, George Miranda, IBT New York President of Joint Council 16 and Maritza Silva-Farrell of ALIGN.


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