2020-03-31 12:07:30

How The Pandemic Impacts Amazon Workers


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Matthew Smith, a cargo handler with Amazon warehouse in Kent, Washington. She also speaks with Kshama Sawant, a member of Seattle's City Council, with the Socialist Alternative party.


More than a hundred Amazon workers in the New York City Staten Island warehouse this week planned a walkout over dangerous working conditions. At least one Amazon employee at a warehouse in the Seattle, Washington area has already been infected with the virus. The company that had already been under fire for years before over low pay, poor working conditions and health benefits, is now overseeing a work force under even greater pressure as more Americans turn to delivery of retail goods during a time of quarantine.

Rising Up with Sonali is a radio and television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. Rising Up With Sonali was built on the foundation of Sonali Kolhatkar's earlier show, Uprising, which became the longest-running drive-time radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a woman. RUS airs on Free Speech TV every weekday.

Missed an episode?  Check out Rising Up on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. 

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling and online at freespeech.org.

Amazon Amazon Workers Coronavirus COVID-19 Kshama Sawant Matthew Smith New York City Quarantine Seattle Socialist Alternative Party Worker Rights

Economy

The Thom Hartmann Program

Can China Survive Default?

Can China Survive Default?

Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff

Economic Update: Occupy Wall Street: Analysis & Legacy

Economic Update: Occupy Wall Street: Analysis & Legacy

Democracy Now!

“Another World Is Possible”: How Occupy Wall Street Reshaped Politics, Kicked Off New Era of Protest

“Another World Is Possible”: How Occupy Wall Street Reshaped Politics, Kicked Off New Era of Protest

The David Pakman Show

Michael Sandel: Even a Perfect Meritocracy Would Be Bad

Michael Sandel: Even a Perfect Meritocracy Would Be Bad

Related

The David Pakman Show

Republican Bookkeeper Dead of COVID, Didn't Share Password with Anybody

Republican Bookkeeper Dead of COVID, Didn't Share Password with Anybody

Democracy Now!

“Our Health or Our Homes”: Tenants Facing Eviction Help Introduce New “Keeping Renters Safe Act”

“Our Health or Our Homes”: Tenants Facing Eviction Help Introduce New “Keeping Renters Safe Act”

The David Pakman Show

Tucker Carlson Claims COVID Vaccine Might Have Killed "Thousands"

Tucker Carlson Claims COVID Vaccine Might Have Killed "Thousands"

The David Pakman Show

Daughter Blames Tucker's Lies for Role in Dad's COVID Death

Daughter Blames Tucker's Lies for Role in Dad's COVID Death

Proud Partners