‘sick out’ have slammed Jeff Bezos and his corporate staff for ‘dismissing our actions while working from the safety of their homes’.
Whole Workers on Tuesday slammed the response from their employer, adding: ‘Essential workers in all fields need to be protected and compensated for the increasingly dangerous work that we do.
Whole Foods had on Tuesday called workers who staged a ‘sick out’ protest at working conditions ‘disappointing’ while their ‘heroic colleagues showed up to provide essential services’ during the corona virus outbreak.
The organization has about 300 members and describes itself as a grassroots movement of employees at Amazon.com Inc-owned Whole Foods who are working to unionize.
The Whole Worker group is demanding, among other things, hazard pay and the immediate shutdown of any location where a worker tests positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
The call for action at Whole Foods won the endorsement of the United Food and Commercial Workers union, which has 1.3 million members in the grocery industry.
DailyMail.com has contacted Whole Worker, Whole Foods and for comment.
This article was summarized automatically with AI / Article-Σ ™/ BuildR BOT™.