Federal safety inspections at three Amazon warehouse facilities find company exposed workers to ergonomic, struck-by hazards

Federal safety inspections at three Amazon warehouse facilities find company exposed workers to ergonomic, struck-by hazards Multi-state investigation is largest enforcement effort on ergonomics WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Amazon for failing to keep workers safe, and has issued hazard alert letters … Continue reading Federal safety inspections at three Amazon warehouse facilities find company exposed workers to ergonomic, struck-by hazards

Three Amazon Warehouses Catch Fire; Workers Protest Unsafe Conditions with Sit-in | Labor Notes

Amazon warehouses caught fire in New York and Alabama this past week, endangering hundreds of workers. In the unionized Staten Island facility, workers marched on managers and staged a sit-down in protest over Amazon’s disregard for their safety—and the company lashed back with mass suspensions. The HSV1 fulfillment center in Madison, a suburb of Huntsville … Continue reading Three Amazon Warehouses Catch Fire; Workers Protest Unsafe Conditions with Sit-in | Labor Notes

Prime Week Walkouts Hit Amazon, from Air Hub to Delivery Station | Labor Notes

Amazon’s vast distribution network is staggering. There’s the invisible lacework of surveillance algorithms and artificial intelligence. There are the visible footprints: trucks, robots, hulking warehouses. And then there are the workers. It takes more than a million people, most of them low-paid and grindingly exploited, to pick, sort, unload, ship, and deliver packages to — … Continue reading Prime Week Walkouts Hit Amazon, from Air Hub to Delivery Station | Labor Notes

Amazon Skates Free While Climate Change Kills Workers

Deny it or not, climate change is not just coming; it’s here.  And it’s not just homes in newly flood-prone areas, or towns threatened by year-around…Amazon Skates Free While Climate Change Kills Workers

Dozens of workers trapped after collapse at Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- Multiple workers are trapped at an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, following a massive structural collapse Friday …Dozens of workers trapped after collapse at Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville