Amazon Worker Thinks It’s Wrong to Ship Sex Toys During the Crisis
A news crew was interviewing an Amazon worker in Michigan who walked off the job after finding out three coworkers were sick.
He wants the company to practice social distancing by cutting hours or staff, and by no longer shipping non-essential items like sex toys.
Amazon issued a statement saying that
Of the over 4,000 employees at our Romulus, MI fulfillment center, less than 15 people, participated in today’s demonstration. Our employees are heroes fighting for their communities and helping people get critical items they need in this crisis. Like all businesses grappling with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we are working hard to keep employees safe while serving communities and the most vulnerable. We have taken extreme measures to keep people safe, tripling down on deep cleaning, procuring safety supplies that are available and changing processes to ensure those in our buildings are keeping safe distances. The truth is the vast majority of employees continue to show up and do the heroic work of delivering for customers every day.