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Reich: Why the PRO Act is Critical
Posted On: Jun 09, 2021
June 9, 2021 | OPINION | Something I've just learned about Amazon – one of America's most profitable and fastest-growing corporations, headed by the richest man in the world: According to the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Amazon warehouse workers sustained nearly double the rate of serious injury incidents last year as did workers in non-Amazon warehouses. In addition, largely because Amazon failed to provide its workers adequate protective equipment during the pandemic, the corporation admits that nearly 20,000 employees were presumed positive for the coronavirus… The explosive growth of Amazon's army of poorly-paid and ill-treated hourly workers is emblematic of the long-term decline of America's middle class and levels of economic inequality America hasn't seen since the late nineteenth century's Gilded Age. This has strained the social fabric of the nation – fueling anger and frustration… Read more by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich at AlterNet
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