USA: AMAZON’S WAREHOUSE ‘DISCIPLINES’ OUT OF CONTROL

Internal Amazon documents reveal how routinely the company measured workers’ performance in minute detail and admonished those who fell even slightly short of expectations – sometimes before their shift ended.  

In the year ending April 2020, the company issued more than 13,000 ‘disciplines’ at its Staten Island warehouse, a lawyer for Amazon admitted in court papers. The facility had about 5,300 employees around that time. In March, the warehouse voted to become Amazon’s first organised workplace in the United States. Management for a warehouse in Robbinsville, NJ, with an average of about 4,200 workers as of December 2020, gave employees more than 15,000 disciplines in the year leading to April 2020, the lawyer for Amazon wrote.  A North Haven, Conn., warehouse, with an average 4,800 workers as of December 2020, issued more than 5,000 such notices in the year ending in April 2020.

Source: New York Post.

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