The workers for those companies and others which have keep America going thru the virus crisis are being asked to express their displeasure with their employers failure to care about their health and safety….
They are also looking for a share of the profits that these companies will earn from the increase in revenue they will make form the virus crisis….
I doubt this will be widespread…
Workers know that with the jobless numbers rising everyday ?
They could be replaced …
But companies also know that replacements would be a logistical nightmare …
Labor issue’s aren’t going away because of a virus….
The Friday demonstrations will also request protective and cleaning equipment and full disclosure on the number of infected cases in company facilities.
The protest would result in employees of the listed businesses calling in sick from work or stepping out during their lunch break. At the same time, some union members will reportedly join workers outside warehouses and storefronts in support of the strikes.
“We are acting in conjunction with workers at Amazon, Target, Instacart, and other companies for International Worker’s Day [May 1] to show solidarity with other essential workers,” said Daniel Steinbrook, a Whole Foods employee and strike organizer.
Smalls was fired by Amazon in March after organizing a walkout and has said he will take legal action against the company.
The company has said Smalls was fired not for organizing the walkout but for coming to work despite being told to quarantine himself after coming into contact with a worker who tested positive.
The strikes slated for Friday are one of many fronts led by union and nonunion workers amid the pandemic, as Instacart workers previously organized a strike in late March, along with several other demonstrations from Amazon and Whole Foods workers around the same time….