An Amazon warehouse assistant manager who organized a walkout from the company’s Staten Island, New York, facility has been fired, prompting an outcry from New York City’s mayor and the state’s attorney general. Chris Smalls lost his job on Monday after helping lead a protest over what some workers claim is the company’s lack of precautions against the coronavirus.Amazon has confirmed one positive case of COVID-19 at the facility. At Monday’s walkout, workers claimed there were 10 cases, and chanted “Shut it down!” in a call for the building to be closed and sanitized. Workers allege they lacked face masks and that cleaning supplies needed to clean the building were scarce. Less than two hours after the protest, Smalls got a phone call telling him he was fired.”It was a targeted retaliation,” Smalls told CBS MoneyWatch. Amazon said in a statement that Smalls was fired for “multiple safety issues.””Mr. Smalls received multiple warnings for violating social distancing guidelines and putting the safety of others at risk,” the company statement said. “He was also found to have had close contact with a diagnosed associate with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and was asked to remain home with pay for 14-days, which is


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