Chicago—Amazon workers in the Chicago warehouse feel their health should be as necessary, because their labor and their construction in the past of the organization, in order to obtain Management Act.
With at least one confirmed case Covid-19 in the facilities of the southwest region of the city, responsible for the”last mile”of the most Amazon deliveries in the city, the workers circulated a petition, calling on the company to immediately shut down the warehouse for disinfection, pay all the staff in closed, covered medical expenses for staff and family members to contract the coronavirus, and to take other steps to put safety first.
On Monday night, at least 30 workers around half the size of the shift, due to go in—collected outside the facility entrance is in the social alienation of the spoken and urged colleagues not of the clock and risk their health for an Amazon parcel.
“Our warehouse is a Petri dish for the expansion of this to say,”Ted, one of the lowest workers made a statement. “We know that as things get worse, our strikes and our picket lines and our actions will only increase.”
Anger has been building inside the Amazon facilities nationwide as the company tries to keep the run level to meet the demand. Earlier in March, a Queens warehouse shut down when workers walked out after learning of a positive situation. Last Monday, March 30th, the staff at a Staten Island facility for up to 10 people infected with the out of the mid-shift; one of the main organizers of the actions are fired.
Workers in Chicago DCH1(as the facility is known)said that managers of the first publication of the Covid case the middle of the night shift, after most of the work has been completed by a staff in a period of time, to avoid a collective response. Day shift workers were told, by the automatic speech telephone the day after, after three shifts of workers to enter and work in facilities.
“Managers do not take decisive action that will actually protect us from having a coronary the spread of the virus to become our community,”said Christian Zamarrón, who has worked at DCH1 for nearly three years. He said, the company is focused on”PR of things: having the workers constituting the control, and make it look like we practice social distancing. However, it’s all a farce.” Workers packaging bag delivery truck is often a”must be within a few feet of each other”do their job, he said.
Zamarrón and the lowest part of a group DCH1 workers began to organize last year. They have a lot of grievances, but start with the basics: a petition for clean drinking water. In one day”stand alone”meetings at the beginning of a shift, a staff statement, and say they have a”safety tip—in fact, 150 we have a safety tip on this petition is: we need water!”
According to a Medium Text co-written DCH1 workers,”within an hour the Manager had to run to the nearest grocery store and get enough cases of bottled water for everyone. In the next few months, Amazon had a tray of bottled water supplied to us. Within a few weeks, the management of water line and water stations installed throughout the facility.”
The workers—who call themselves DCH1Amazonians with like similar groups around the country focusing on the next salary, health insurance and the lack of air conditioning. In the Prime Minister’s week in mid-July, 25 workers marched to the Manager’s office in the smallest proposed new petition. Later in the month, the management was forced to send everyone home with full pay when conditions become unbearable on a hot day.
At the beginning of this year, Chicago DCH1 workers encouraged by colleagues in the Sacramento facilities of the organization, for the payment of the time(office). Amazon’s employee Handbook States that any employee working 20 hours or more per week enjoy paid personal time, but the Chicago workers found that managers often refused to the power output requests of the part-timer.
The DCH1 group has submitted its latest application to a power output, in the company’s quarterly”all”meetings of each shift. When Vanessa Carrillo presented at the plenary, she is not alone—11 of her colleagues standing together in her. “Most of the associates who was in that room was applauding when I open this petition to website cause,”she said.
When the Manager refused to accept the petition,”people really angry, the management does not respect us,”Carrillo said. This is another step toward the unity of the workers, some of whom are skeptical of the movement, when the core group began to organize.
Soon, there was a victory celebration:November 23, Amazon announced that all part-time and seasonal employees will be able to apply the Patent and Trademark Office. With Cov pandemic spread of this issue very few of the workers began to organize around a few months ago could not be more relevant.
Most low say the quick response now the Cov of the threat as possible from the previous organization. “A lot of people warm up in the coming months, look to us to take action, to see us take the win,”he said. “Therefore, we have to establish some trust in our colleagues.
Zamarrón said DCH1Amazonians the United States will continue to fight to ensure that the company honor its power output announced and ready to face the new threat.
“This is a crisis, the crisis does not affect just a website; it is a crisis that affects all Amazon workers, in domestic and international,”he said. “We are doing our best to tell our colleagues: this is how you do it. This is different in every location; you have to figure out with your colleagues in your website. But this is what we do, you can do it.”