Hundreds of workers called in sick Tuesday at Amazon warehouses around the United States, demanding paid time off work while improved safety measures are implemented. This is Jordan Flowers, a worker at Amazon’s vast JFK8 warehouse in Staten Island, New York City.
Jordan Flowers: “We have over 50-plus COVID cases inside our warehouse. We are putting our lives at risk, our communities at risk, our families at risk and, most important, our customers at risk. We need Jeff Bezos to close down these warehouses and have us on two weeks’ paid leave, with retro pay for UPT. We need our governor, Cuomo, to clean up Amazon. I am home on strike, not planning to return to work, no time soon.”