Because Amazon monitors every second of their day, warehouse workers are afraid to take breaks for even a couple minutes. And delivery drivers are forced to speed through neighborhoods, go without food during their shift, and even pee in bottles to meet unrealistic productivity requirements.
Amazon engineered this punishing surveillance system to increase workers’ speed. Those unable to sustain the grueling, dangerous pace of work are disciplined and sometimes even fired.
The longer Congress lets Amazon get away with abusing its workers, the more people will get seriously hurt.
Act now to demand that lawmakers investigate Amazon’s dangerous workplace surveillance practices.
Amazon’s surveillance system injures workers at rates nearly double the industry average, with more than 24,000 serious injuries in warehouses last year.
Amazon has also repeatedly used their surveillance data to retaliate against workers who speak out and organize — especially targeting Black and brown workers who have spoken out to protect their colleagues and communities during the pandemic.
To Amazon, this system isn’t broken. It's working exactly as it was designed to work.
Only Congress can protect worker health and safety by guarding against exploitative business models, protecting workers from new forms of tech-driven racial discrimination, and incentivizing innovation that enhances worker well-being.
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