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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.

About Warehouse Workers Stand Up

Warehouse Workers Stand Up is a diverse coalition of warehouse distribution workers, labor unions, community organizations, and advocacy groups in New Jersey and New York City. We are fighting to improve the lives of warehouse distribution workers in New Jersey. They are a low-wage workforce that is often undervalued and exploited by top on-line retailers like Amazon and national retail and apparel chains operating in New York City. Coalition members include Workers United LDFS Joint Board, New Jersey Communities United, New Jersey Working Families Alliance, and New York Communities for Change.