Amazon workers in Chicago followed colleagues in New York in walking off the job to protest what they say is the high risk of contracting COVID-19.
“If someone’s seen a meme telling them not to pay their rent, that’s not going to protect them from an eviction."
The Edison, New Jersey, fulfillment center is the ninth Amazon facility with an infected employee.
Logistics firms and delivery startups are scrambling to respond to increased demand during the coronavirus lockdown and leaving workers vulnerable to infection.
Amazon employees who’ve been demanding paid time off since late last year just won their fight as the company scrambles to staff up in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Until Wednesday, the online retailer was insisting its warehouse employees gather to meet before every shift and pack into tight break rooms for meals. Amazon has plans to hire 100,000 additional workers to meet surging demand amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Some fear the surge in Amazon orders has created a potential internal health crisis as warehouse workers fulfill orders from customers who are now in self-isolation.
Infected Amazon employees will receive up to two weeks’ full pay, but employee groups in Chicago and New York are dissatisfied with the company’s response so far.
We contacted health officials in all 50 states and Washington, DC, to find out how many Americans have actually been tested for the coronavirus.
The Illinois employees who said the company failed to provide them any paid sick leave in violation of local regulations are part of a growing number of Amazon workers across the US demanding change.
Amazon continues to terminate its larger delivery contractors; at least 3,242 delivery drivers will be laid off this spring.
New documents and interviews reveal how time after time, the e-commerce giant put speed, profit, and explosive growth before public safety.
The workers, who call themselves Amazonians United Sacramento, say that unlike other Amazon employees, they receive no paid time off.
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