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Widespread Internet Outage Hits U.S. East Coast

Thousands of users across the U.S. East Coast faced widespread internet outage from providers including Verizon Communications Inc on Tuesday, disrupting services offered by Google, Amazon, Zoom, Slack and other tech firms. Verizon, a major broadband services provider in the …

Fired Amazon Worker Files Discrimination Lawsuit Over Pandemic Conditions

NEW YORK — A former Amazon.com Inc worker who protested conditions at his New York City fulfillment center sued the retailer on Thursday, accusing it of discrimination for firing him and for putting Black and Hispanic workers at heightened risk …

Amazon N.Y. Warehouse Workers’ Covid Suit Tossed by Judge

A federal judge dismissed New York warehouse workers’ lawsuit against Amazon, ruling that their allegations about the company’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic should have been brought to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration instead. The lawsuit filed in June …

Amazon Workers Say Prime Day Rush Breaks Virus Safety Vows

Amazon.com Inc. has recklessly reinstated dangerous warehouse productivity quotas despite telling a judge that it was suspending them during the pandemic, workers said in a court filing. “Amazon has not been honest and forthcoming,” employees at a warehouse in Staten …

Amazon Reports Over 19,000, or 1.44%, of U.S. Frontline Employees Had Covid-19

Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday said more than 19,000 of its U.S. frontline workers contracted the coronavirus this year, or 1.44% of the total, a disclosure sought by labor advocates who have criticized the COVID-19 response of the world’s largest online …

Bezos’s Girlfriend Likely Won’t Be Deposed in Brother’s Suit

Jeff Bezos’s girlfriend Lauren Sanchez probably won’t have to be questioned under oath as part of her brother’s defamation lawsuit against the world’s richest man. A California state court judge on Friday tentatively rejected Michael Sanchez’s argument that he’s entitled …

Calif. Court Rules Amazon is Liable for Injuries from Defective Products

Amazon.com can be held liable like other traditional retailers for injuries from defective products sold via its sprawling e-commerce marketplace, a California state appeals court ruled on Thursday. The decision overturned a San Diego Superior Court ruling that the world’s …

Lawsuit Says Whole Foods Punishes Workers Wearing Black Lives Matter Face Masks

Whole Foods Market was sued on Monday by employees who accused the upscale grocery chain of punishing workers who wear “Black Lives Matter” face masks on the job. The 14 plaintiffs in the proposed nationwide class action accused Whole Foods, …

Safety Board Cites Cockpit Crew Failures in Atlas Air Fatal Crash

WASHINGTON — The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) cited cockpit mistakes by the first officer and pilot in a February 2019 fatal crash of an Atlas Air cargo plane. The Atlas Air Boeing 767 jet transporting cargo for Amazon.com …

Walmart Starts Temperature Checks For Staff in Safety Ramp-Up Against Coronavirus

Walmart Inc said on Tuesday it would start taking the temperature of employees and provide them with masks as it addresses growing safety concerns among retail workers laboring through the coronavirus crisis. The retailer, which is the largest employer in …