April 7 (UPI) — The tech giant is facing questions about how to deal with worker safety aftermedia reported that Amazon has more than 50 new cases of coronavirus infection in U.S. warehouses. With millions of people trapped in their homes, many are relying more than ever on Amazon’s delivery services. However, each order increases the health risks of those who classify, package, and ship goods.
Two Tech reporters for The New York Times detailed the dilemma: The company said it was doing everything it could to protect the workers to reduce the risk of infection, including separating seats, disinfecting warehouses, giving employees more time off and raising wages.
However, according to some of its employees, Amazon has not done enough, failed to deliver on its promises, and has been unforthable about security risks.
Workers in other areas, such as doctors, home health assistants, cleaners, grocery workers, postal workers, etc., say they risk contracting the new coronavirus to keep working, while employers are not doing enough to protect them.
Maybe Amazon does better than any other company. But in fact, Amazon deserves a lot of attention because it’s a powerful company that’s reshaping the way it shop and how the industry works around the world.
More than 50 of Amazon’s more than 500 warehouses operating in the U.S. have seen new crown cases.
Amazon has been poorly communicated about questions about who is eligible for paid leave and has failed to deliver on previous promises, according to some Amazon employees. To this end, they are very angry.
Amazon initially said employees who had been diagnosed with the infection could receive paid sick leave. But testing kits in the United States have been in short supply. Reporters found that Amazon has changed its policy in this regard, and previous commitments have not been communicated to all warehouses.
The outbreak is spreading around the world, Amazon orders are soaring and workers are increasingly at risk. Surprisingly, after the outbreak in the United States, Amazon, known for its militarized distribution efficiency, was caught off guard, exposing problems such as the lack of trust in some employees.
The company’s executives and workers seem to lack trust in each other. Last week, a company memo seen by Vice News showed Amazon executives discussing how to discredit a worker who led a protest against the company’s poor health protections for its employees.
Although the standoff with employees occurred in an epidemic, but the contradictions between the two sides have been hidden for a long time, employees of their employers long ago distrust existed.
Other Us tech giants have faced moments like this when problems suddenly turned into a crisis. Facebook’s careless approach to online abuse and users’ personal information has become a crisis step by step. The experience of one of Google’s laid-off employees epitomizes the anxiety of its employees and distrust of Google’s political neutrality.
Now, it’s Amazon that’s pushing the wind.