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AOC says to 'skip' Amazon, Instacart orders to help striking workers
Amazon workers to strike over coronavirus fears
Amazon and Instacart employees plan to walk out over coronavirus safety concerns. FOX Business’ Cheryl Casone with more.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., asked Amazon and Instacart customers to "skip your order" after Amazon employees in Staten Island and Instacart shoppers planned strikes on Monday.
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"One of the best ways to thank essential workers is to support the fight to improve their lives. … Skip your order today [and] offer to help those who rely on delivery," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.
The Amazon and Instacart workers are on strike for safer working conditions, paid leave for all and hazard pay, Ocasio-Cortez wrote.
Workers at Amazon's Staten Island fulfillment center staged a walkout Monday to call for the retailer to sanitize the facility after an employee there tested positive for COVID-19.
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"If a building tests positive you should shut it down and sanitize it," organizer Christian Smalls told FOX Business. "That's all we're asking for. … If we don't get a response today, then we're going to City Hall."