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originally posted by: Willtell
Has anyone here worked at Amazon? One of their fulfillment centers?
Is doesn't sound too fulfilling.
I’m started to think about nixing Amazon. Is it really that bad?
As a college boy, I recall working at UPS. It was savage. The USPS was alright.
But UPS was barbaric.
NEW YORK - Workers at a Staten Island Amazon fulfillment center claim they are working in brutal conditions that are more dangerous than coal mines and expected to do work at rates design for robots and not humans.
A rally was held Monday afternoon on Staten Island. Activists and workers detailed complaints and demands. The workers and activists protested what they said are inhumane job conditions. They want longer break times and free MetroCards for public buses to get to the worksite.
Organizers claim that more than 600 workers have signed petitions to demand the changes. Workers complain of "brutal shifts" often lasting between 10 and 12 hours. They claim that an analysis of Amazon's own data show the fulfillment center on Staten Island is more dangerous than traditionally dangerous sectors like coal mining and waste collection.
Amazon workers on Staten Island experience severe injuries that require them to miss an average of nearly 64 days of work annually for recovery, according to an analysis from Make the Road New York and New York Communities for Change.
originally posted by: AaarghZombies
a reply to: Willtell
Sadly, stories like this are a lot more common than just Amazon. And are largely down to poor regulations union busting. I'm no AOC supporting socialist, but this case does highlight how poorly large companies sometimes treat people, and why America needs more of the safeguards that places like Europe have had for decades.