FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2022
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RWDSU Statement on Amazon's Withdrawal from Newark Air Hub
"We welcome any company, including Amazon, that is willing to treat its workers and the surrounding community with dignity and respect, said Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). Amazon, however, abandoned Newark because it refused to be a good neighbor and a good employer. Like an impetuous child, it walked away rather than comply with responsible community standards. Turnover at amazon facilities in New Jersey is almost twice as high as non-Amazon warehouses in the state. Worker injuries are nearly twice as high as well. Most workers aren’t there long enough, or don’t receive enough hours to receive the benefits that Amazon touts. They treat their workers like robots and drive dangerous and unsustainable production quotas. Until Amazon changes its anti-worker and anti-community practices, we will continue this fight wherever Amazon tries to build."
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The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) represents 100,000 members throughout the United States. The RWDSU is affiliated with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW). For more information, please visit our website at www.rwdsu.org, Facebook:/RWDSU.UFCW Twitter:@RWDSU.