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Amazon workers at Staten Island warehouse to stage walkout over coronavirus

2 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

Workers at Amazon's Staten Island warehouse plan to strike Monday and demand that the facility be shut down and cleaned after one staffer there tested positive for the coronavirus. Some 200 employees are expected to walk out at around 12:30 p.m. in protest of Amazon's decision to keep the Bloomfield warehouse open for business as...
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Amazon workers on Staten Island poised to walk out over coronavirus concerns

Amazon workers on Staten Island poised to walk out over coronavirus concerns

2 monthes ago   |   By NY Daily News

Workers at Amazon's massive Staten Island warehouse are set to strike until the entire 855,000 square-foot “fulfillment center” is sanitized. A walk-out is slated for noon Monday, as workers at the sprawling Staten Island warehouse say they're worried the online shopping giant isn't doing enough...
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Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand donating $100 million in racial, social...

Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand donating $100 million in racial, social justice effort

"Black lives matter," Jordan and his brand said in a statement. Read more ...

DC paints huge Black Lives Matter mural near White House

DC paints huge Black Lives Matter mural near White House

“The section of 16th street in front of the White House is now officially ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza,'” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted. Read more ...

CDC survey: Some Americans have gargled with bleach amid risky cleaning...

CDC survey: Some Americans have gargled with bleach amid risky cleaning behaviors during pandemic

About a third of Americans surveyed by the CDC have used some kind of risky cleaning practice to stop the spread of COVID-19. Read more ...

Minneapolis to ban police chokeholds in wake of George Floyd's death

Minneapolis to ban police chokeholds in wake of George Floyd's death

Negotiators for the city of Minneapolis have agreed with the state to ban the use of chokeholds by police and to require police to report and intervene anytime they see an... Read more ...

NBA's Disney restart plan gets players association approval

NBA's Disney restart plan gets players association approval

The 2019-20 NBA season will get its long-awaited conclusion. The National Basketball Players Association approved the NBA's 22-team format in a call with its board and... Read more ...

Unemployment rate falls to 13.3% as U.S. adds 2.5 million jobs

Unemployment rate falls to 13.3% as U.S. adds 2.5 million jobs

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Judge Grants Order Limiting Use Of Tear Gas, Projectiles At Denver Protests

Judge Grants Order Limiting Use Of Tear Gas, Projectiles At Denver Protests

The order is in response to a complaint filed against the City of Denver that alleges the police department's use of such weapons violated their First and Fourth Amendment rights. Read more ...

National updates: Some protests shift to memorializing Floyd amid push for...

National updates: Some protests shift to memorializing Floyd amid push for change

Many demonstrations were more subdued for a second night as marches Thursday turned into memorials for Floyd, who was the focus of a heartfelt tribute Thursday in Minneapolis... Read more ...

Minneapolis Agrees To Ban Chokeholds And Neck Restraints By Police

Minneapolis Agrees To Ban Chokeholds And Neck Restraints By Police

The agreement between the city and state human rights authorities promises several reforms. It comes after the state filed a civil rights charge over the police killing of... Read more ...

NFL commissioner encourages players to ‘peacefully protest,' admits ‘we were...

NFL commissioner encourages players to ‘peacefully protest,' admits ‘we were wrong'

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement Friday condemning racism and admitting that the league was wrong in how it has handled players' protests of police... Read more ...