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Amazon Warehouse Collapse Probe Finds Worker Safety Risks

U.S. regulators are calling on Amazon to improve its procedures for dealing with severe weather like hurricanes and tornadoes that could threaten workers at its warehouses dotted across the country. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday sent a …

Judge Rules Amazon Must Reinstate Fired Warehouse Worker

A judge has ruled Amazon must reinstate a former warehouse employee who was fired in the early days of the pandemic, saying the company “unlawfully” terminated the worker who led a protest calling for Amazon to do more to protect …

Congress Seeks Amazon’s Labor-Practice Records After Tornado That Killed Six

A Congressional committee wants Amazon.com Inc. to share details about its labor practices during extreme weather events, following a tornado that killed six employees in December when it ripped through an Amazon facility in Edwardsville, Illinois. The letter from the …

Feds Eye Rule to Claw Back Money From Companies That Lie About Gig Worker Earnings

WASHINGTON –– The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which enforces consumer protection rules, voted on Thursday to embark on regulations that would allow it to win back money from companies that are deceptive about the earnings that workers can make. The …

Judge Dismisses Fired Amazon Worker’s Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination

A federal judge on Monday sided with Amazon.com Inc in dismissing a discrimination lawsuit that workplace organizer Christian Smalls had filed against his former employer. U.S. District Judge Rachel Kovner rejected Smalls’ claim that Amazon had fired him because he …

Amazon Must Face Murderer’s Lawsuit on Behalf of Unhired Ex-Cons

Amazon.com Inc. was unable to escape a lawsuit filed by a convicted murderer who claims the company’s refusal to hire him as a delivery driver was discrimination. Henry Franklin applied in 2019 for a job delivering groceries to customers of …

OSHA Opens Probe Into Amazon Warehouse Fatal Collapse in Illinois

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.–The U.S. workplace safety watchdog is investigating the circumstances around the collapse during Friday night’s storm of an Amazon.com Inc building in Illinois in which six workers died, an official at the U.S. Department of Labor said on Monday. …

Major Outage at Amazon Disrupts Businesses Across the US

A major outage in Amazon’s cloud computing network Tuesday severely disrupted services at a wide range of U.S. companies for more than five hours, the latest sign of just how concentrated the business of keeping the internet running has become. …

Amazon Loses Bid to Stop COVID-19 Standards Probe

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed Amazon.com Inc’s lawsuit to block New York’s attorney general from investigating the online retailer’s ability to protect warehouse workers from COVID-19. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan in Brooklyn rejected Amazon’s claim …

U.S. Sues Amazon to Force Recall of Hazardous Products Sold on Its Site

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said on Wednesday it has sued Amazon.com Inc to force the retailer to recall hundreds of thousands of hazardous products that it had distributed on its platform. By a 3-1 vote, the CPSC …