Seattle Times (05/10/12) Amy Martinez; Hal Bernton
More than 50 people participated in a rally Thursday outside Amazon’s Seattle headquarters. The participants hope to draw attention to working conditions at the company’s warehouses. Former employees say that at some warehouses in Pennsylvania and Kentucky workers have collapsed in the heat or been fired after being injured. Labor group Working Washington organized the rally and has crafted an Amazon.com warehouse-workers bill of rights. The document asks the company to stop using temporary firms and “recognize that freedom of association and collective bargaining are an essential ingredient for a productive work force.”
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