Posts Tagged ‘Amazon’

Jan
2016
15

Twice Now: Second Class Action Filed Against Amazon Over Prime Driver Misclassification

Twice Now: Second Class Action Filed Against Amazon Over Prime Driver Misclassification
  A group of workers in Arizona claim that they are being misclassified as independent contractors by Amazon Prime Now, and therefore are also victims of wage theft.  The class action lawsuit filed notes that although the workers were hired through a third party, Courier Logistics Service, they are effectively Amazon employees and should be…
Aug
2015
27

In Ad, ACLU Offers to Fight for Amazon Workers

In Ad, ACLU Offers to Fight for Amazon Workers
  The ACLU has taken out a full-page ad in the Seattle Times offering to represent Amazon workers “who believe they were unlawfully penalized because of their decision to have children, or because they were caring for a sick relative or recovering from an illness of their own.”  The move comes in response to a [&hellip…;
advert
Oct
2014
9

Anti-Theft or Wage Theft? Warehouse Workers Off-the-Clock Screenings Case Goes Before SCOTUS

Anti-Theft or Wage Theft? Warehouse Workers Off-the-Clock Screenings Case Goes Before SCOTUS
  Your shift is done, but you can’t leave.  You have to pass through a security screening to ensure that you did not steal any goods during the workday.  Are you still on the clock? And, if so, are you earning overtime if this waiting puts you passed the eight hour mark?  These are the [&hellip…;
Jun
2014
6

Amazon Warehouse Worker Death Sparks OSHA Investigation in PA

Amazon Warehouse Worker Death Sparks OSHA Investigation in PA
  OSHA is leading an investigation into the death of Jody Rhoads, who died while working at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Carlisle, PA.   Rhoads, 52, was pronounced dead at the Carlisle Regional Medical Center.  The Cumberland County Coroner said that a motorized pallet jack Ms. Rhoads was operating crashed into some shelving. In…
Dec
2013
24

If You Like Rights, Try: 30 Amazon Techs to Vote on Unionization in Delaware January 15th

If You Like Rights, Try: 30 Amazon Techs to Vote on Unionization in Delaware January 15th
  A group of 30 technicians at Amazon’s Fulfillment Center in Middletown, Delaware have successfully petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to hold a union election. The petition was filed with assistance from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) and the election will take place on January 15th in…
Dec
2013
16

Amazon Warehouse Workers Strike Across Germany, Aim to Raise Wages, Safety Standards

  900 German Amazon employees went on strike this morning in Bad Hersfeld, Graben and Leipzig. Another strike is planned for Tuesday in the small German town of Werne.   Christmas rush be damned. Amazon employs roughly 9,000 workers and currently has 14,000 seasonal workers in Germany, the company’s second largest market.  Later today a…