Agriculture workers strike in Yakima County over coronavirus

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Workers at seven produce warehouses have walked off the job in central Washington this week to protest what they call a lack of protections against the coronavirus. Workers held signs asking employers for better safety measures, 6 feet of social distancing in the workplace, and protection from retaliation for protesting. They also want some warehouses to provide a hazard pay increase of $2 an hour.The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that the strikes began on Monday among workers, who are mostly Hispanic, at the warehouses. Organizers said at least six more strikes are expected this weekend.