A series of Reveal investigations has shown that Amazon’s injury rates have been far worse than the national average for the warehousing industry.
One McDonald’s chain in Chicago received half a million dollars in forgivable federal loans. Then came complaints of COVID-19 safety failures and a deadly outbreak.
The new legislation charges that the industry has flouted rules designed to keep workers safe during the pandemic.
McDonald’s across the country are hit by COVID-19 outbreaks as hundreds of complaints allege safety breakdowns.
As a result of Reveal reporter Will Evans’ investigation into injuries at Amazon warehouses across the country last year, sources shared a trove of internal records, giving an unprecedented view into the company’s safety record.
Amazon says its warehouses are safe for workers. But the numbers reveal that workers are getting hurt much more often than the company claims.
The company’s long-simmering tensions with its warehouse workers have spilled over in the coronavirus pandemic.
The casualties come in the wake of reporting that staff were short of protective masks and gloves and were required to report to work sick.
Efforts to create a federal rule to protect workers from infectious diseases have dragged on for decades.
In the wake of Reveal’s investigation, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar say producing the data “should be quick and easy.”