Local TV stations air Amazon PR piece on worker safety as if it were a real news story
Workers pack and ship customer orders at the 750,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in Romeoville, Illinois.
Local news stations are running a segment produced by Amazon touting its efforts to keep warehouse employees safe from the coronavirus.
The segment includes pre-recorded footage of its fulfillment centers, interviews with workers and a prewritten script for anchors to read on air, according to an Amazon release. It promises to give outlets a “first look” at how the company is keeping “its associates healthy and safe and still able to keep packages flowing.”
The testimonials included in the package differ greatly from the conditions described by Amazon warehouse employees during the pandemic. Since March, tensions have been growing between Amazon and workers at its facilities across the country, as the number of positive cases and deaths from the coronavirus continues …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]