Google, Amazon, Seattle discussed on News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler
See in my sight here from our window at Coma Plaza, blue skies, some light puffy clouds and some very dark clouds that may contain some thunderstorms have had a few reports of power outages and we've gotten zapped here a little bit, too. It's 11 02. I'm Tom. Over the top stories from the Coma. 24 7 News Center 489 new Covert 19 cases confirmed here in Washington. That pushes our state total of over 99,000 total infections. By comparison, the state of Oregon just recorded recording It's 40,000 virus case. 24 2 deaths in our state confirmed that brings the tally here to 2282. The streets around Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood will continue to be quiet for quite a bit longer. Now that Amazon has sold its corporate workers to keep working from home. Cuomo's Brian Calvert Widmore It's the news restaurants and stores in this part of downtown Seattle have been dreading foot. Traffic has already been down significantly since thousands of Amazon corporate workers were told to stay home. Now the company is extended W F H through the end of June, 2021. Amazon's largely blue collar warehouse employees have continued working at the company's facilities around the country and will continue to do so. That's prompting concerns about safety and stirring labor strife within the company. Employees in a New York warehouse filed another complaint this past week, saying virus safety protocols were overlooked during the company's busy Prime day, a company spokesperson said in an email. We have invested significant funds and resource is to keep those who choose to come to the office safe through physical distancing. Deep cleaning and temperature checks. Brian Calvert camo news. The US Department of Justice is anti trust action against Google is all positive, according to the chief executive of one local tech giant. Or for couples make. Peter Kern, chief executive of Seattle based Expedia says he is quote very pleased to see the federal government take action against Google. I think it's all positive. I hope it changes behavior. Google. The DOJ suit alleges Google uses its size and ubiquity to engage in anticompetitive behavior. Speaking at the annual G Choir summit, Expedia's Kern is not saying he believes Google has harmed his company. But he hopes the DOJ suit will help create a more level playing field, which is all we want. We have no ax to grind against Google, except that we don't Think the marketplaces equitable Google and a statement is calling the suit quote. Deeply flawed. Corwin Hey, HQ, Momo News and coming up. I'm Frank Lindsay. I'll tell you why the CDC wants you to get that flu shot by Halloween. Check that traffic.