It looks like Amazon is once again under fire for getting carried away with putting customers first. The company is currently dealing with worker strikes, and on March 30th they fired one of the most unspoken staff members involved. That backfired. 

The man, Christian Smalls, was an employee in the Staten Island warehouse. After his employers ignored the calls to close the facility for preventive anti-COVID-19 disinfection, Christian united his colleagues for a one-day strike.

That very night he was fired. 

Christian Smalls was very vocal about his outrage, telling CNN that he was “disappointed, but not surprised” since Amazon Inc. has always preferred to ignore the issues of its workers’ well-being. 

Amazon released the statement, claiming that Smalls wasn’t fired for starting the protest, but rather for “putting the teams at risk” by breaking his quarantine and showing up to work. However, it is no secret that the warehouse continues to operate during the quarantine to deal with an extremely high number of orders.

Letitia James, New York’s Attorney General asked the National Labor Relations Board to investigate the incident, calling Amazon’s actions “immoral and inhumane”.

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