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Amazon Workers Say Prime Day Rush Breaks Virus Safety Vows

  • Employees accuse company of reneging on its promises to judge
  • Retailer says it has reinstated coaching for under-performance
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Amazon.com Inc. has recklessly reinstated dangerous warehouse productivity quotas despite telling a judge that it was suspending them during the pandemic, workers said in a court filing.

“Amazon has not been honest and forthcoming,” employees at a warehouse in Staten Island, New York, told the judge handling their lawsuit, which claims the company’s “oppressive and dangerous” policies violated public-nuisance law and exacerbated Covid-19 hazards.