Staten Island, New York’s Amazon warehouses say they pack about four online orders per minute. If they stop for a few seconds outside of their planned vacation, it hurts to appreciate our performance.
So they turn, roll, roll and pick up boxes for 10 to 12 hours a day – only to receive a package at the customer’s door within a day or two.
Staten Island Amazon Warehouse employees who were examined earlier this year by the New York Committee on Occupational Safety and Health said. The Workers Advocacy Group is concerned that workers develop muscular diseases at an acute working rate.
Of the five employees surveyed, sixty percent (2.5 out of Staten Island’s Amazon warehouse orders) say they have experienced physical pain while performing their regular jobs, and 32 percent say they are experiencing pain even when not working. for.
When asked to map where they felt pain, more than a quarter indicated their feet, and many felt pain in the lower back and knee. This graph shows the potential impact of Amazon’s fast-paced culture – the clashes are likely to only worsen as the company begins offering free one-day deliveries to its core customers.
The safety committee – consisting of health experts, union leaders and staff – said the pain workers, described by pain workers, may be a symptom that they develop muscle disorder as a result of muscle, ligament, muscle, nerve tendon injuries and recurrent tensions and childbirth.
According to the report, an activist told the commission: “I feel pain in my back, waist, because I bend too much.” “Even when you are isolated, you feel pain in your waist. This is a full body workout every day. ”
A large number of workers also said their working conditions were emotionally disturbing.
An Amazon spokesman called the report “biased” and “incorrect” and noted that nearly a percent of Staten Island employees were surveyed.
Still, complaining about Amazon’s security is not uncommon. In 2016, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined US $ 7,000 for failing to record the injuries of nearly two dozen workers at a warehouse in Robinsville, NJ.
In 2018, the advocacy group named the National Occupational Safety and Health Board as the most dangerous place to work based on storage conditions. The report said Amazon was involved because of the extent of the injuries, unnecessary risks and unwillingness to deal with workers’ concerns. The group also noted that seven workers at Amazon’s warehouse have been killed (mostly due to severe machine crashes) since the age of 25 and that the organization’s “ruthless.
Amazon employees want to change something
The latest report revealed that Amazon workers are trying to get into Staten Island warehouses. Some said they were afraid to protect them and expected the situation to worsen as only one-day delivery became wider.
The $ 800 billion online retailer began shipping OneDay in May as part of an effort to win the hand of competitors like Walmart and Target. But some warehouse staff expressed displeasure with the plan. They say such a quick change will harm their health and put them at greater risk.
Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Union of Retail, Wholesale and Department Store, is helping to consolidate Amazon’s employees in New York in a statement on the change:
With two days of first-class delivery, Amazon’s compliance workers are currently facing 200-300 custom orders per hour with a 12-hour shift. They are already struggling to maintain this momentum. If Amazon plans to double speed effectively, it must meet the needs of its existing workforce and ensure that its workers are safe. Increasing the speed of perfection means that they need to hire more workers at more sustainable speeds that will not endanger the life of the worker.
The online retailer also faces serious complaints from employees describing working conditions at Amazon warehouses in the United States and around the world. In July 2018, Amazon employees in the US and Europe went on strike to protest what they define as a hot, windowless, and soul-crushing work environment.
One New York City warehouse surveyor said Amazon’s strict quota system forces workers to pack thousands of units a day, four items per minute.
you keep moving, you bend, you move. They say they do a lot of work in terms of safety, but you don’t follow these orders when you work so fast, “the worker said in a report.