‘They just turn a blind eye’: Amazon Air contractors face safety risks as new coronavirus outbreaks emerge
Cans are stationed in front of an Amazon Air jet at a WFS facility in Phoenix.
The coronavirus pandemic has shed a bright light on Amazon‘s treatment of warehouse workers and prompted the company to take extraordinary steps to reassure employees, legislators and the broader public that it’s protecting workers.
Amazon has changed how its warehouses operate to improve safety, offered additional benefits to workers who fall sick and set up a relief fund for delivery contractors.
But a crucial piece of Amazon’s shipping operations was left out of the company’s response to the pandemic, some workers say.
Contractors at Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a company that serves Amazon’s air freight network, Amazon Air, and other carriers, have gone without many of the benefits provided to warehouse and delivery employees. They weren’t provided with bonuses, hourly wage increases, extra paid …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]