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Amazon Planned Smear Campaign Against Strike Leader Who Demanded Coronavirus Protections

HeadlineApr 03, 2020

Vice News reports executives at Amazon have launched a PR campaign to smear fired employee Christian Smalls, after he led a strike at a Staten Island Amazon warehouse demanding sanitized workspaces, protective masks and COVID-19 tests for workers. At a meeting attended by multibillionaire CEO Jeff Bezos this week, Amazon general counsel David Zapolsky reportedly declared Smalls “not smart or articulate” and outlined an anti-union campaign with Smalls as the “face of the entire union/organizing movement.” So far, employees in at least 30 Amazon fulfillment centers have tested positive for the coronavirus.

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