‘I’m not a robot’: Amazon workers condemn unsafe, grueling conditions at warehouse

February 05, 2020 at 08:00AM

Employees under pressure to work faster call on retail giant to improve conditions – and take their complaints seriously

Rina Cummings has worked three 12-hour shifts every week at Amazon’s gargantuan New York City warehouse, called JFK8, on Staten Island since it first began operations in late 2018. As a sorter on the outbound ship dock, her job is to inspect and scan a mandated rate of 1,800 Amazon packages an hour – 30 per minute – that are sent through a chute and transported on a conveyor belt before leaving the facility for delivery.

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