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Amazon warehouse workers are suing the company for endangering their families [Video]

(CNN Business)A new lawsuit targeting Amazon claims that a lack of Covid-19 protections at its Staten Island facility has not only put workers at risk, but also their families.

The complaint, filed Wednesday by three Amazon workers at its JFK8 warehouse, alleges the company has erected a "a façade of compliance" to meet public health guidelines while simultaneously pressuring employees to report to work under unsafe conditions.

The result is that while "most New Yorkers have remained safe by complying with the state's stay-at-home order … for JFK8 workers and their families, home has been a place of danger," the complaint said.

    "We are saddened by the tragic impact COVID-19 has had on communities across the globe, including on some Amazon team members and their family and friends," Rachael Lighty, an Amazon spokesperson, said in a statement to CNN Business. "From early March to May 1, we offered our employees unlimited …

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