Coronavirus: Amazon workers plan strike at New York facility

Amazon workers reportedly plan strike at New York facility amid coronavirus concerns

Amazon employees at a New York facility plan to walk out Monday amid concerns about safety as the coronavirus spreads.

As many as seven workers have tested positive for the coronavirus at the Staten Island, New York, facility, CNN reported.

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“The plan is to cease all operations until the building is closed and sanitized,” Christian Smalls, an assistant manager leading the strike, told CNN. “We’re not asking for much. We’re asking the building to be closed and sanitized, and for us to be paid.”

The strike could involve 50 to 200 employees, CNN reported.

Amazon did not immediately comment.

The Amazon employees are not the first to threaten a strike as the coronavirus spreads.

Instacart shoppers said they will strike Monday after asking for additional compensation and safety precautions.

There are more than 142,000 confirmed cases in the U.S., according to a Johns Hopkins map.