SOC in the News November 30, 2022

Amazon Must Address Injury Rates at Its Warehouses | Opinion

Today, on Black Friday, countless families are already eagerly making their holiday shopping lists. For Amazon‘s 370,000 warehouse workers, it’s a season not of joyful anticipation, but of impending doom.

After all, it’s not holiday magic that brings a product from your screen to your mailbox in 24 or 48 hours. It’s those 370,000 workers, who pay a steep price for those speedy deliveries in the form of serious injuries and even disabilities that can be directly traced to the relentless pace at which they are forced to work by the world’s leading retailer. The rate of these injuries has reached crisis levels.

Read the full piece at Newsweek.

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