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To: Congress

Sign the petition: Pass legislation to end Amazon warehouse worker surveillance!

We demand that Congress pass legislation to protect all warehouse workers – but especially Amazon warehouse workers – from workplace surveillance and productivity quotas like Rate and ToT (Time of Task) that routinely put workers’ bodies and health in danger.

Why is this important?

Amazon wishes it could bury this headline: Their warehouses are being investigated by OSHA for workplace injuries.1 That’s because Amazon’s productivity quotas push workers past the limits of their bodies and their health.

While this OSHA investigation could reveal damning evidence about how dangerous Amazon warehouse jobs are, Congress can act now to protect Amazon warehouse workers.

Sign the petition: Tell Congress to pass legislation to protect Amazon warehouse workers from abusive productivity quotas!

Workplace accidents and even deaths have been a problem at Amazon warehouses for years. So much so that in 2019 the National Council of Occupational Safety and Health named Amazon warehouses as one of the most dangerous jobs in America.2

Amazon’s obsession with placing speed above safety leads to 80% more serious workplace injuries at Amazon warehouses than non-Amazon warehouses.3 They use productivity algorithms called “Rate” and “ToT” (Time off Task) to keep a constant eye on their warehouse workers’ every movement, pushing them to go faster and faster, and even punishing them for taking bathroom breaks.

This could be just the tip of the iceberg. The OSHA investigation into workplace injuries could reveal an even clearer picture of how Amazon abuses its workers for the sake of speedy delivery.

But we don’t have to wait for an OSHA report to do something to protect Amazon warehouse workers. We can pressure Congress to act now and pass legislation to get rid of abusive productivity quotas at Amazon warehouses.

Sign the petition: Tell Congress to pass legislation to protect Amazon warehouse workers from abusive productivity quotas!

Sources:
1. CNBC, “Amazon faces probe by federal prosecutors and OSHA into warehouse safety,” July 18, 2022.
2. National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, “Dirty Dozen 2019,” April 22, 2019.
3. CNBC, “Amazon warehouse workers injured at higher rates than those at rival companies, study finds,” June 1, 2021.

Updates

2022-08-19 16:44:37 -0400

25 signatures reached

2022-08-02 19:40:09 -0400

10 signatures reached