A New York Labor Union Blasted Amazon for "Deadly" and "Dehumanizing" Employment Practices Published in a Scathing Report.
The report from the Retail, United States (RWDSU) cited grueling, dangerous conditions at the tech company's warehouses – including allegations disputed by Amazon that UK warehouse workers have to pee in bottles because they are afraid to be disciplined.
The union's 13-page report, which is published in the public domain and press coverage of The retail giant, states that nine workers have died at Amazon facilities since 2013.
"Any jobs in New York have to be completed. Amazon clearly does not. As our report shows, Amazon routinely mistreats and exploits its employees at all levels ̵
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Despite being in charge of the New York City Mayor Bill Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo, the retailer has left a backlash from local politicians and activist groups for planning 25,000 full-time jobs in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New York.
The RWDSU report so cites what it claims are Amazon's anti-union activities , Including a 45-minute training video obtained by Gizmodo that reportedly shows managers how to spot organizing activities among employees and how to discourage union organizing without running afoul of the National Labor Relations Act.
Still, not every union is against the tech company's planned expansion into the Big Apple. The building workers' union, 32BJ SEIU, has backed the project, praising the "thousands of good union jobs that build, maintain and secure this complex" in a statement.
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The New York City officials are calling for support from a new York City officials.
New York City Council member Jumaane Williams, who asked for a copy of New York for its second headquarters, told the New York Post Office
A spokesperson for Amazon provided
"This so-called report is a rehash of inaccurate e and exaggerated news stories spanning several years that ignore the facts. Amazon makes substantial contributions to the economy, the communities where we operate, and to the lives and careers of our employees. We have created over 250,000 full time, full benefit jobs across the US. that now have a minimum $ 15 an hour pay. We have more than $ 160 billion in the U.S. economy since 2011 which has created over 360,000 indirect jobs in construction, hospitality, logistics, and other professional services. Small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon's stores have created more than 900,000 jobs. Amazon respects the rights of employees to join or not join a labor union. We firmly believe we have the most effective way to understand and respond to the needs of our employees. "