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NJ Must Do More to Protect Warehouse Workers from COVID-19

Governor Murphy has implemented important measures to protect New Jersey workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as COVID-19 cases in warehouses grow, warehouse workers at companies like Barnes & Noble, Amazon and others are demanding additional state action. The Warehouse Workers Stand Up coalition has proposed Governor Murphy enact additional and immediate measures to protect warehouse workers.

Finally, some protection for retail, warehouse workers | Editorial

(NorthJersey.com) Somewhat lost amid the uproar around Gov. Phil Murphy’s directive that New Jersey parks be closed to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus was another executive order issued last week: No. 122. That order calls for more restrictions on essential retail stores, such as supermarkets — including limiting stores to a 50% occupancy rate and greater protections for workers at warehouses and in manufacturing, because, Murphy said, “no one should be working where social distancing isn’t being practiced to its fullest extent.”

Governor Murphy: Close the Barnes and Noble Warehouse in Monroe Township, NJ (Petition)

Last week, Barnes & Noble workers in Monroe Township protested and demanded the company close this facility for two weeks with full pay to fully sanitize the facility, allow workers to self-quarantine during this closure and implement additional protections upon reopening.

If Barnes & Noble cannot guarantee the safety of its facilities it’s time for elected officials to act.

Five Barnes & Noble workers were diagnosed with coronavirus in New Jersey

(CNN) Employees at the facility received a letter from management Tuesday morning telling them as many as nine of their coworkers are currently suffering from Covid-19 symptoms, according to a spokesman for the Laundry Distribution and Food Service joint board union, which helped organize a planned protest by Barnes & Noble workers Tuesday. Only five of the nine alleged Covid-19 cases have been confirmed by doctors, Barnes & Noble director of communications Alex Ortolani told CNN Business.

Protestors Rally at NJ Amazon Warehouse to Demand Worker Protections At Plant Where Workers Injured, Sickened

Reporte Hispano – Participants in today’s news event included: State Senator Linda Greenstein; State Assemblymember Daniel Benson; members and leaders of Warehouse Workers Stand Up; the New Jersey Work Environment Council; New Labor; Make the Road New Jersey; the New Jersey Communications Workers of America (CWA); Working Families Alliance of New Jersey; and the Laundry, Distribution, and Food Service Joint Board of Workers United, SEIU.

Warehouse workers rally for better safety after bear repellent mishap at N.J. Amazon center

NJ.com – OSHA fined the same location $7,000 in 2015 for a violation of “recording criteria.” It also investigated an Amazon facility in Avenel in 2013 after a worker was crushed and killed by equipment. Citations in that incident were issued to Genco, a third-party logistics firm operating the facility, and four temporary staffing agencies.

Report – The Future of the Warehouse State: New Jersey Must Improve Job Quality in Warehouse Distribution Centers

New Jersey’s policymakers and elected officials are urged to take immediate action to pressure warehouse distribution centers to adopt the proposed code of conduct. Where possible, they can use
legislation and economic development policy to require implementation of the code of conduct. Enforcement of the proposed code of conduct by New Jersey’s local and state officials is crucial for improving job quality for warehouse workers and for giving New Jersey’s working families a better future.

One person critically injured after bear repellent falls off shelf at NJ Amazon warehouse

The incident “implies a profound lack of safety planning and training,” said Alberto Arroyo, co-manager of the Laundry, Distribution & Food Service Joint Board of the Workers United/SEIU union, and Debra Coyle McFadden, executive director of the NJ Work Environment Council, in a joint statement. The two groups are part of Warehouse Workers Stand Up, a coalition that is campaigning for reforms to protect warehouse workers.

Trabajadores de almacenes demandan a Amazon mejoras laborales

Una de las cosas que más lamenta la mexicana Liliana Morales es no haber podido hacer una fiesta o un regalo a su hijo mayor después de que este se graduara con honores y fuera becado y aceptado en Montclair. Pero los $1,250 que dedica al alquiler mensualmente, las facturas, la baby sitter para el menor de sus tres hijos dejan poco margen a esta madre soltera de 34 años que trabaja en uno de los sectores más pujantes: el almacenaje para el comercio electrónico en Nueva Jersey.

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