The group of progressive Democratic legislators, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Reps. Cori Bush and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are demanding answers from Amazon after six people were killed in a tornado at one of their warehouses in Illinois. .
In a letter posted Monday to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy and Jeff Bezos founder Jeff Bezos, he said the events that took place on December 10 at the Edwardsville facility “are a major fit for the model: Amazon operates the same safety hazards in everyday situations and risks.
“While we will try to ensure that such tragedies are not repeated, we are seeking answers about the events that took place in your Edwardsville warehouse,” the letter continues, “and will your plans contribute to this tragedy.”
The tornado was part of a complex extreme storm in western Kentucky on December 10, leaving at least 58 more dead than 150 miles away. The path of destruction includes the Amazon Perfection Center in Edwardsville, which was completely destroyed by the strike. In the aftermath of the building’s collapse, rumors emerged that the workers’ warehouse was not receiving proper safety training, and there was a lack of overall readiness to hurt Amazon workers, though there were future weather warnings on that day.
Warren said in an email to Verge the Edwardsville adjoining “another warning that the anti-employee and anti-union practices of Amazon have put their workers directly into harm. Putting corporate profits on workers’ safety and safety is unacceptable.”
In addition to Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO), also signed a letter from Democratic Sensation, Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Alex Padilla (D-CA), Ron Wyden (D. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) ), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Jesus Garcia (D-IL), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Mondaire Jones (D-IL), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Mondaire Jones D-NY), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jerry McNerny (D-CA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Donald M. Payne, Jr. ), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), and Andy Levin (D-MI). The business takes advantage of Amazon’s resources with a long list of questions.
The letter includes a list of questions from Amazon to respond by 3 January. In particular, they ask legislators who worked in warehouses in Edwardsville on December 10, what security reasons Amazon had in place, and whether Amazon was seeking workers at the plant to stay at work despite a storm warning.
last week Bloomberg They reported that a nearby officer had been instructed to continue the delivery 90 minutes before the storm was struck. Amazon is investigating the matter and said the sender “should be lodged to the driver immediately”.
Legislators also are writing “deeply” reports about Amazon’s plans to restore its mobile phone ban, which was stopped by CoVID in 2020. However, Amazon spokesperson Alisa Carroll said Verge Last week the company renewed its cell phone policy. “All the information that “pre-CoVID has been rolled out” is simply not true and actually false, Carroll said.
Two people have been killed in a warehouse in an Edwardsville warehouse. Bush, which country is in St. Louis Louis represents. Saying he said “Amazon’s products will never come to life, health, and safety to the detriment of our community. This can’t be the cost of doing business in America.”