Amazon workplace safety News

California Scrutinizing Amazon’s Treatment of Workers During Coronavirus Outbreak

California’s attorney general and state and local agencies are investigating whether Amazon.com Inc. has taken adequate steps to protect its workers from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a court filing on Monday. Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office, California’s Division of …

Amazon Sued Over Warehouses After N.Y. Worker Brings Coronavirus Home

Amazon.com Inc has been sued for allegedly fostering the spread of the coronavirus by mandating unsafe working conditions, causing at least one employee to contract COVID-19, bring it home, and see her cousin die. The complaint was filed on Wednesday …

Amazon’s French Warehouses to Reopen After Ending Virus Safety Dispute with Workers

Amazon’s French warehouses are set to reopen on Tuesday with about 30% of employees, three union officials said, ending a month-long dispute over whether the e-commerce giant was doing enough to protect workers from the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. retailer’s …

French Court Keeps Limits in Place for Amazon Deliveries, in Victory for Its Workers

A French court on Friday rejected Amazon‘s appeal against a ruling that restricts what it can deliver during the coronavirus crisis, handing a victory to unions which had criticized the U.S. e-commerce giant’s safety measures. Amazon must limit deliveries in …

Amazon Extends French Warehouse Closures on COVID-19 Safety Dispute with Workers

Amazon will keep its six warehouses in France closed until at least April 22 after a stand-off with unions over sanitary conditions amid the coronavirus outbreak, it said on Sunday. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant has been under scrutiny over its …

Amazon Shuts Warehouses in France over Worker Safety During COVID-19 Crisis

Amazon has no clarity yet on when its warehouses in France might reopen, the head of its French business said on Thursday, after the e-commerce giant clashed with unions over the measures taken to limit the risks of coronavirus contagion. …

Union Claims Amazon Illegally Fired Activist Employee

A union organizing Amazon.com Inc. employees in New York has filed a complaint accusing the company of illegally firing one of the labor group’s most prominent supporters. The Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union submitted a complaint Wednesday to the …

Amazon Workplace Faces Safety Scrutiny After 2 Deaths

Amazon.com Inc.’s labor issues are growing at its sprawling network of fulfillment centers, where it ships everything from books to big-screen televisions. The U.S. Department of Labor said last week that it’s investigating two worker deaths at warehouses operated by …