SuperTaz Posted September 18, 2011 Share Posted September 18, 2011 I want everyone to read this. It is 9 pages long but it shows how Amazon warehouses treat workers like dirt. This article is about the new warehouse here in Macungie, PA. http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-allentown-amazon-complaints-20110917,0,1246510.story?track=rss |Page 1|Page 2|Page 3|Page 4|Page 5|Page 6|Page 7|Page 8|Page 9| My two friends got fired from there for not making production rates that were very excessive. Read all 9 pages and make up your own mind. Here are a few quotes from people who have experienced working there: One hot day, Goris said, he saw a co-worker pass out at the water fountain. On other hot days, he saw paramedics bring people out of the warehouse in wheelchairs and on stretchers. On June 2, a warehouse employee contacted OSHA to report the heat index hit 102 degrees in the warehouse and 15 workers collapsed. The employee also complained that workers who had to go home due to heat symptoms received disciplinary points. On June 10, an OSHA worker heard the following message on the agency's complaint hotline from an emergency room doctor at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest: "I'd like to report an unsafe environment with a[n] Amazon facility in Fogelsville … Several patients have come in the last couple days with heat-related injuries." On July 25, a security guard at the Amazon warehouse called OSHA and said the temperature exceeded 110 degrees. The guard reported seeing two pregnant women taken to nurses and that Amazon would not open garage doors to help air circulation. Ambulances responded to multiple medical assistance calls at the Amazon warehouse during hot days in May. So Amazon paid Cetronia Ambulance Corps to have ambulances and paramedics stationed at its two adjacent warehouses during five days of excessive heat in June and July. And there is a lot more. It is pathetic for a large business to do that to its employees. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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