US senators including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren slam Amazon's record on worker safety in new letter
US senators wrote a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos severely criticizing the firm's attitude toward worker safety.in a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos , describing the company's record on worker safety as "dismal." In the letter, the senators expressed "serious concern" about the safety of Amazon's employees, citing numerous recent reports of worker mistreatment. Among other changes, they urged Bezos to reduce worker quotas and speed requirements and to introduce immediate physician referrals for unwell workers whose symptoms aren't improving. They also asked that bathroom breaks no longer be treated as "time off task." At the turn of the decade, Amazon's reputation for employee maltreatment could hardly be greater. The senators' letter draws on a wealth of investigative reporting, that has painted a grim picture of life at the average Amazon warehouse. Amazon's public-relations chief, Jay Carney, pushed back on the narrative Monday with an op-ed article published in The New York Times called "Why Bernie Sanders praised Amazon." In the piece, Carney said Sanders called him and praised Amazon's recent increase of its minimum wage to $15. On Monday evening, he went on to spar with journalists on Twitter after some took issue with the way his piece failed to mention contextual details about Sanders. —Ken Bensinger (@kenbensinger) Read more: Business Insider
Amazon will be their new bff soon. Just watch. Amazon lawsuit will be Dems next Russiagate 2.0 / Ukraine 2.0. Another coup another day. These Dems are amazing..is this their plan to beat Trump..all this under purview of OSHA..what they are trying to address is unkversal healthcare in a roundabout fashion..ignoring the jobs/taxes Amazon creates/pays..their rhetoric is state mandate. Talk healthcare head on period.
Opinion | Why Bernie Sanders Praised AmazonIn Opinion 'When it comes to creating jobs, raising wages, providing benefits and training employees for higher-paying jobs, Amazon is doing many good things — for the economy, and for American workers,' writes Jay Carney, an Amazon senior vice president. Obama's Press Secretary said what? How about paying taxes and paying workers fair wages? save you a click, Bernie thanked Amazon and Jeff Bezos for rising minimum wage to 15$.
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