Union members and worker advocates took their fight on behalf of Amazon and other warehouse workers to Jeff Bezos’ doorstep on Thursday morning in front of the building of his Flatiron District penthouse.
The group organized by the New Yorkers for a Fair Economy coalition rallied behind state legislation that would require large warehouse employers to identify and minimize the risks of musculoskeletal injuries in workers performing manual labor.
“Amazon is racking up OSHA violations and workers are getting hurt. They’re designing facilities to get products out fast not to protect workers. That’s why we’re here today: to show that these injuries are serious, but they’re also preventable,” said Lucas Shapiro, the interim executive director of ALIGN, the coalition’s leading group.
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