In a show of full solidarity healthcare professionals & essential workers rally in front of Amazon’s JFK8 building. Nurses and doctors from Brooklyn & Manhattan joined the fight to close JFK8. The massive newly built warehouse based in Staten Island, New York has been the center of coronavirus controversy. The Amazon buildings are said to be infected with COVID19 and workers say they don’t have proper PPE. They also suggest that the company isn’t doing much to sanitize the building. One worker who spoke today said that in mid March the company was having a party inside the building with popcorn and a DJ. Amazon officials say they were following CDC guidelines. The workers are rallying to close the facility and pay the workers the sick time off from the job to recover from Covid19.
New York City has been the epicenter of the pandemic. New York State Nurses Association has lost about 25 nurses to COVID19 and the MTA union states they have lost over 102 workers over the virus. A google representative from Manhattan show his solidarity at today’s protest.
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