Amazon to hold shareholder meeting, investors want company to address worker safety issues

BEIJING, May 26 (UPI) — Some Amazon shareholders are listening to voices from the company’s warehouse workers who say their work environment is a safety issue and that Amazon did not provide them with effective protection during the outbreak, according tomedia reports.

Amazon to hold shareholder meeting, investors want company to address worker safety issues

Shareholders are urging Amazon’s board to release more data at its upcoming general meeting on Wednesday on their efforts to protect workers.

Relations between the e-commerce giant and warehouse workers across the United States have become increasingly strained by rising confirmed cases and deaths in Amazon’s warehouses, which have called on Amazon to step up security, including offering paid sick leave to employees, closing warehouses where confirmed cases have occurred, and providing additional cleaning and disinfection of work environments.

Amazon has repeatedly revealed how many warehouse employees have died as a result of the new corona virus, but according to multiple media reports, Amazon has so far killed eight people. Amazon has come under pressure from attorneys general, senators and advocacy groups to address workers’ concerns. The call from some of the company’s shareholders has added new pressure to Amazon. (Line Cloud)