In a story at Reuters, RWDSU President Appelbaum comments on Amazon Prime Day and the increased risk to Amazon workers.
A report by news site Reveal said the week around last year’s Prime Day was the most dangerous for injuries at Amazon’s fulfillment centers, prompting criticism by a prominent union.
“Amazon’s Prime Day means more injuries and unacceptable levels of stress for its workforce,” Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, said in a statement.
“During normal times it’s a grueling period for workers. During a global pandemic it may well push workers beyond their limit,” he said.