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Amazon warehouse workers protest near Detroit, days after NYC walkout – Source Reuters Tech News

FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of diplayed Amazon logo in this illustration taken March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

(Reuters) – Inc said on Wednesday a handful of workers staged a demonstration at one of its warehouses near Detroit, another U.S. protest this week over staff concerns about contracting the novel coronavirus on the job.

Amazon said fewer than 15 of more than 4,000 employees at its Romulus, Michigan fulfillment center participated in the action. That followed confirmation that a worker based there had tested positive for the virus, Amazon said. The demonstration has not impacted fulfillment of customer orders, the company said.

The news reflects the operational risks facing the world’s largest online retailer if more workers contract COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and if their peers quit in protest.

Earlier this week, 15 employees at an Amazon fulfillment centers in Staten Island, New York joined a…

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