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Costco employees berate retailer over coronavirus response
Costco customers line up amid coronavirus concerns
Americans are stocking up at Costco as coronavirus fears force people to shelter at home. FOX Business’ Kristina Partsinevelos with more.
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While Costco has become a go-to source for Americans stocking up on the supplies required to weather the COVID-19 pandemic at home, some frustrated employees of the warehouse retailer say it hasn't been aggressive enough in protecting their health.
Roughly 100 staffers and contractors told BuzzFeed News that the multi-billion dollar company had displayed a lack of transparency on COVID-19 cases as well as a disregard for warnings and that it had failed to make necessary adjustments to long-standing policies.
To put this in perspective, however, there are more than 240,000 employees working for the company around the world.
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“Working for Costco during this devastating point of time has become a living nightmare,” an unidentified warehouse employee in Los Angeles told the outlet. “They will continue to prioritize the needs of the business over their employees’ well-being, even when we are in a state of emergency. We were never prepared for this.”
Representatives for Costco have not responded to FOX Business' calls and email requests for comment. In fact, a March 21 memo from CEO Craig Jelinek obtained by BuzzFeed suggested the company wouldn't be focusing on press inquiries while navigating what he called a humanitarian crisis.