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New York Mayor, Attorney General Seek Investigations Over Fired Amazon Worker

The warehouse employee helped organize a walkout to demand closure of the facility following several COVID-19 cases. Amazon fired him the same day, saying he violated quarantine and safety measures.
Some Amazon warehouse workers in New York's Staten Island walked off their jobs on Monday, demanding the company shut the facility for cleaning after several confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Source: Spencer Platt

Updated at 3:24 p.m. ET

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered the city's human rights commissioner to investigate Amazon over the firing of a warehouse employee who helped organize a worker walkout on Monday. The order, announced on Tuesday, follows the call from New York state's attorney general for a federal labor investigation into the firing.

A group of warehouse workers in Staten Island to demand that the company close the

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