Group of Whole Foods employees plan a "Sick Out" on Tuesday

Posted at 7:47 AM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 07:47:48-04

BALTIMORE — Whole Foods employees from the Mount Washington location are planning a "Sick out" strike Tuesday to demand better conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Their demands include getting double pay for the hazards of working during the outbreak and sick pay for workers who choose to self-quarantine or isolate instead of coming in to work.

They're also asking for the immediate shutdown of any store where a worker tests positive for the virus.

Amazon, which owns Whole Foods, is also dealing with similar push back from its employees. A group of workers walked out of a warehouse in Staten Island on Monday after finding out that someone who worked in the warehouse contracted the virus.

The purpose of the walkout was to get Amazon to shutdown and disinfect the facility.