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Amazon has reportedly been accused by the NLRB of illegally threatening and firing a worker who pushed for sick pay

Added 12-05-20 12:14:02am EST - “Amazon fired Courtney Bowden after she advocated for better working conditions. Now she'll see the company in court, according to BuzzFeed News.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Amazon has reportedly been accused by the NLRB of illegally threatening and firing a worker who pushed for sick pay”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The National Labor Relations Board has accused Amazon of illegally firing a worker who advocated for better working conditions during the pandemic, BuzzFeed News reported Friday.

The NLRB filed a complaint against Amazon last month for firing former warehouse worker Courtney Bowden, meaning her case will be heard by a federal judge in March, according to BuzzFeed News.

Amazon fired Bowden in March after she tried to organize her coworkers to push for paid time off for part-time workers, claiming she had gotten into an altercation with a coworker, The Wall Street Journal reported in April.

Bowden disputed Amazon's claims, telling The Wall Street Journal at the time that the company was "trying to get rid of organizers," adding: "We are being targeted."

Bowden is one of at least six workers that Amazon fired in the early days of the pandemic following frequent protests around the world over what workers said were unsafe working conditions. Those workers included Chris Smalls, who sued Amazon, claiming its COVID-19 response was racially biased and violated civil rights laws, Bashir Mohamed, who pushed for better cleaning practices, and others who criticized Amazon's working conditions.

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