Pandemic job actions offer hope for renewed labor movement

NICHOLAS RICCARDI and DEE-ANN DURBIN Associated Press Jordan Flowers never thought he would become a labor leader. Then the coronavirus forced him to risk his life every time he clocked in. The robotics operator at Amazon's Staten Island warehouse helped lead one of the first walkouts at the site — a protest over the company's lack of protective equipment. A month later, even after Amazon scrambled to provide masks and gloves and check employees' temperatures, workers continue conducting scattered walkouts to protest what they say are still-risky conditions in warehouses where workers have had the virus. "You risk your life putting in 10 hours every day," said Flowers, 21, who has an autoimmune disease and is at heightened risk for infection. "You're surrounded, and you don't know w
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