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    MATTESON, Ill. (WLS) -- For the first time, Amazon opened the doors of its brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Matteson, highlighting the changes warehouse operations are taking with new robotics and technology, and the job opportunities now available at the new site.The Matteson facility, known as Amazon ORD 5, which refers to O'Hare International Airport's code, is opening in phases...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — New public records suggest Amazon plans to run a massive warehouse planned for west suburban Geneva – the first time the company behind the mystery project has been revealed – but the company is still being tight-lipped about their plans. Residents tell Morning Insider Tim McNicholas they’re doing whatever they can to stop the project. READ MORE:...
    Environmentalists protesting outside Amazon's shareholder meetingPaayal Zaveri | CNBC Amazon settled with two former employees who the National Labor Relations Board claimed were illegally fired for publicly speaking out about the company's climate record and labor policies. Terms of the settlement between Amazon and the two employees, Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, weren't immediately disclosed. The settlement was announced by...
    All the employees at an Amazon Warehouse in New Jersey were evacuated Monday morning due to a bomb threat, according to Burlington police. The City of Burlington Police Department were called to a reported bomb threat at the Amazon Warehouse, located at 1101 East Pearl Street At approximately 6:42 a.m. this date. As of noon multiple agencies remained on the...
    BURLINGTON CITY, N.J. (CBS) — An Amazon Fulfillment Center in New Jersey was evacuated after a bomb threat on Monday morning. Chopper 3 was on the scene of the Amazon Warehouse on East Pearl Street in the City of Burlington. READ MORE: Trial Underway For Gilbert Newton III, Philadelphia Man Accused Of Stabbing To Death Ex-Girlfriend Morgan McCaffrey Police...
    All the employees at an Amazon Warehouse in New Jersey were evacuated Monday morning due to a bomb threat, according to Burlington police. The City of Burlington Police Department were called to a reported bomb threat at the Amazon Warehouse, located at 1101 East Pearl Street At approximately 6:42 a.m. this date. As of noon multiple agencies remained on the...
    Amazon and other warehouse operators across California will face new regulation of their labor practices under a law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom Wednesday evening. The first-of-its-kind legislation, AB 701, gives Amazon and other warehouse workers new power to fight quotas, which critics say have fostered dangerous conditions by pressuring workers to skip bathroom breaks and skirt safety measures....
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Wednesday became the first state to bar mega-retailers from firing warehouse workers for missing quotas that interfere with bathroom and rest breaks under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom that grew from Amazon’s drive to speed goods to consumers more quickly. The measure also bars Amazon, the online retail giant, and similar...
    Amazon is handing out cash prizes and vehicles to its workers that receive the COVID-19 vaccine as part of a push to vaccinate more of its frontline employees. The company announced on one of its Instagram pages Monday that five employees were awarded cars worth up to $40,000 dollars as winners of a vaccine sweepstakes. “Four more Amazonians and one Whole...
    A bill that aims to protect California warehouse workers from claims of abusive quota systems has landed on the governor’s desk. Assembly Bill 701, which recently gained approval in the Assembly and Senate, was authored by Assemblywomen Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego. If signed into law, it would be the nation’s first legislation to make companies disclose the productivity requirements and...
    In this article AMZNPeople hold a banner at the Amazon facility as members of a congressional delegation arrive to show their support for workers who will vote on whether to unionize, in Bessemer, Alabama, U.S. March 5, 2021.Dustin Chambers | ReutersAmazon warehouse workers in Alberta, Canada, have filed for a union election, a major labor union said Tuesday, marking the...
    Amazon fulfillment center warehouse.Getty Images Six senators sent a letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission urging the agency to probe Amazon's treatment of pregnant warehouse employees. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Bob Casey, Jr., D-Pa., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Friday requested that the EEOC investigate Amazon's "systemic failure to...
    The California state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that regulates how warehouses set production quotas and use data on warehouse employees. The bill, introduced by state Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez in May, specifically takes aim at warehouses, including those run by Amazon, that monitor and track employee productivity and use data on employees to assess their performance. Under the bill,...
    California's Senate dealt Amazon a blow by passing a bill targeting the company’s labor practices as workers across the country complain about warehouse conditions. The legislation cleared the Senate 26-to-11 and is anticipated to be passed by the House and sent to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk. The bill seeks to curtail so-called production quotas for warehouse workers, who...
    The California Senate voted Wednesday to approve first-of-its-kind legislation that would regulate workplace performance metrics in warehouse settings after complaints from Amazon workers about compromised health and safety procedures. The bill, which has become one of the most fiercely contentious items on the agenda in Sacramento this year, would require companies that employ substantial numbers of warehouse employees to disclose...
    Peter Endig | AFP | Getty Images California lawmakers have passed a landmark bill aimed at regulating Amazon's use of productivity quotas in warehouses, a labor practice that has become a notorious complaint among its workers. The State Senate late Wednesday voted 26-11 for the bill, called the Warehouse Workers Protection Act, or AB-701. The bill now heads to the...
    Images showing a new Amazon fulfillment center in Tijuana, Mexico, surrounded by run-down homes went viral Monday. Photographer Omar Martinez shared Sunday photos of the online retail giant’s new warehouse building surrounded by dilapidated constructions, some of which appeared to be made of cardboard.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Omar Martínez (@omartineztj) The...
    WEST HUMBOLDT PARK — Amazon’s plan to open a sprawling warehouse in West Humboldt Park isn’t going over well with some neighbors, who say the retail giant — and the alderwoman whose ward will be home to the project — are ignoring their concerns about the development. Under the plan, Amazon is taking over a 26-acre site at 1260 N. Kostner Ave.,...
    California lawmakers are taking aim at Amazon. An Assembly-passed bill is expected to reach the Senate floor this week or next to crack down on the opaque, algorithm-led and harsh warehouse work conditions often attributed to the Seattle technology behemoth. The bill, the first such legislation in the nation, would require warehouses to disclose quotas and work speed metrics to...
    JON Gosselin gave fans a glimpse of his post-reality show day job in a new photo of him and his “work family” wearing yellow vests. The 44-year-old revealed he’s saying goodbye to these Amazon warehouse co-workers as he’s moving to a new location. 5Jon Gosselin shared with fans a look at his day job as an Amazon warehouse employeeCredit: Jon...
    NEW YORK -- Starting Monday, Amazon will be requiring all of its 900,000 U.S. warehouse workers to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status.The move follows steps by a slew of other retailers, including Walmart and Target, to mandate masks for their workers. In many of those cases the mandates apply to workers in locations of substantial COVID-19 transmission.Amazon...
    (CNN)All of Amazon's US warehouse employees will once again be required to wear masks indoors beginning on Monday, whether they are vaccinated or not, the company confirmed to CNN Business on Friday. The move comes one day after Amazon (AMZN) said it would delay its office return date for corporate employees until early next year. The back-to-back announcements highlight how...
    In this article AMZNAmazon fulfillment center warehouse.Getty ImagesAmazon is bringing back its mask mandate for warehouse workers amid a surge in Covid-19 cases due to the highly contagious delta variant. Beginning on Monday, employees will be required to wear face coverings inside Amazon operations facilities, even if they're vaccinated, according to a notice sent Friday to employees, which was viewed...
    By Sara Ashley O’Brien | CNN A National Labor Relations Board official is recommending that the results of the milestone union election at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama held earlier this year be scrapped and that a new election be held due to illegal misconduct on the part of the e-commerce giant. The recommendation from an NLRB hearing officer, which...
    The union that tried — and failed — to organize Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama may get a do-over. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union on Monday said that a hearing officer for the National Labor Relations Board has recommended that the vote by workers in April to overwhelmingly reject the union be set aside and that...
    A National Labor Relations Board hearing officer formally recommended that a second union election take place at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. Hearing Officer Kerstin Meyers said the labor board’s regional director should nullify the results of the April election, in which workers overwhelmingly rejected unionizing, according to a Monday statement from the labor union that attempted to organize the...
    (CNN Business)Amazon said it will end its on-site Covid-19 testing for US warehouse workers this month as it continues to peel back some pandemic-related safety measures inside its facilities.The company notified workers that it will cease offering on-site testing after July 30, according to a notification Amazon shared with workers in its employee app, called A to Z, viewed by...
    As it contends with a staffing shortage at its new Hudson Valley warehouse, Amazon is incentivizing potential employees financially with sign-up bonuses if they are willing to make certain concessions. Amazon is seeking employees for its Orange County warehouse near Stewart Airport in the town of Montgomery, with a $3,000 bonus for recruits who begin working before Saturday, July 1,...
    ShipBob fulfillment center in Moreno Valley, CaliforniaShipBob After ShipBob decided last July to let staffers work from anywhere, the logistics start-up had its landlord erect a wall in the middle of its Chicago headquarters so half the space could be rented out to another company. On March 1, the office reopened at reduced capacity for socially distanced meetings. But while...
    A new report from news outlet ITV revealed that an Amazon warehouse in Scotland destroys millions of unused products annually. Undercover footage shows items headed for the trash. ITV reports that items like jewelry, laptops, TVs, headphones, books, and other items loaded into crates labeled “destroy.” An anonymous former employee spoke out about the practice. Exclusive: Amazon is destroying...
    Former NYT opinion editor Bari Weiss has slammed Amazon for releasing a woke 'Inclusion Playbook' for its studios - while their majoritively black and Hispanic warehouse staff are 'afraid to take a bathroom break'. Weiss dismissed the Amazon Studios' Playbook, released last Wednesday, as nothing more than a 'smokescreen', on Substack. 'By focusing the attention and energy of the rich and...
    (Edmonton) Amazon.com will help you move, compile and ship small items to the new Canadian facility. On June 28, 2021 at 11:28 am. Updated at 3:24 p.m. Seattle-based U.S. The e-commerce company said Monday it will use robotics to process certain orders for books, electronics and toys at a new warehouse in...
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    (CNN Business)Amazon defeated a high-profile union drive at a warehouse in Alabama earlier this year. But now the e-commerce giant could face a much larger campaign to unionize its US warehouse workers, launched by one of the biggest unions in the nation.The International Brotherhood of Teamsters voted Thursday in favor of a resolution to make "building worker power at Amazon...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- An abandoned warehouse in the city's Humboldt Park neighborhood is getting new life from Amazon as a distribution center.At the corner of Kostner and Division, Alderman Emma Mitts is preparing to welcome Amazon and it's 500 new jobs to the West Humboldt Park neighborhood."We want them to build relationships not only with the 37th Ward because Amazon...
    More On: amazon Amazon’s deal to buy MGM faces FTC antitrust probe: report Amazon warehouse destroys 130,000 unsold items per week: report Amazon takes over 50% off Audible Premium Plus for Prime Day 2021 The best Amazon Fire TV deals for Prime Day 2021 Amazon is facing another union battle — and this time it could go nationwide. The...
    Getty Images One of the largest labor unions in the U.S. will vote Thursday on a sweeping plan to organize Amazon warehouse workers and drivers. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is gathering this week for its annual convention and will vote on a resolution that aims to make supporting Amazon workers and helping them achieve a union contract a key...
    More On: amazon Amazon takes over 50% off Audible Premium Plus for Prime Day 2021 The best Amazon Fire TV deals for Prime Day 2021 The best Amazon Echo deals for Prime Day 2021 37 deals to shop this Prime Day — all under $100 An Amazon warehouse in Scotland reportedly destroys millions of unsold products every year, according...
    (CNN Business)For much of the past 16 months, Amazon's warehouse workers have faced grueling pressure to keep up with the demand from households for online goods during the pandemic. Now, workers must endure the stress of meeting a spike in orders from Amazon's summer shopping holiday, which kicks off Monday.Several full-time Amazon (AMZN) warehouse employees told CNN Business they will...
    Amazon defeated a union organizing drive in Alabama recently, but two major new articles on the company’s warehouses powerfully show why workers wanted to unionize—and why it’s going to be nearly impossible for such efforts to succeed. The New York Times led off with a damning look at JFK8, an Amazon fulfillment center in New York City. The JFK8 story was a...
    Amid mounting claims its warehouses, especially those with robots, are unsafe, Amazon is doubling down on technology in an attempt to make them safer. The Jeff Bezos-led company is using its Amazon Robotics and Advanced Technology labs to come up with new robots to keep Amazon's warehouse workers, which make up the majority of its more than 1 million employees,...
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    In this article AMZNA parcel is prepared for shipment at Amazon's warehouse in Hemel Hempstead, England.Getty ImagesAmazon warehouse workers could soon be joined by a couple new co-workers: Ernie and Bert. Those are the names of the new robots Amazon is testing with the goal of reducing strenuous movements for workers. While the introduction of robots to the workplace often...
    Investigators have determined that a two-alarm fire at an Amazon warehouse in Maryland was ignited by solar panels on the roof.  The fire broke out Wednesday in the Perryville warehouse and quickly spread across the roof. Firefighters worked to extinguish fires on "multiple solar panels, HVAC units & roofing materials."  The estimated losses totaled around $500,000 and took around an...
    A MAJOR fire has broken out at an Amazon warehouse facility in northern Maryland. The two-alarm blaze was reported at the Amazon Distribution Facility in Perryville, Cecil County, shortly before 3pm. 1 ⚠️????????#URGENT: Major fire reported at an Amazon Distribution Facility in north Maryland#Charlestown l #MDFire personnel arriving on scene confirm a large spreading fire. Large plumes of...
    PERRYVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — Fire is reportedly showing from the Amazon Warehouse in Perryville, according to the Susquehanna Hose Company. The office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal said a team of Deputy State Fire Marshals are beginning an investigation into the origin of the blaze. Multiple air handlers and solar panels are reportedly involved, officials said. The extent of the...