Amazon Warehouse Workers Say Company Isn’t Actually Providing Promised Paid Sick Leave
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Amazon warehouse workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have alleged that the company is failing to pay them for the sick leave they were promised.
Although the company promised to pay employees who have been diagnosed with the virus up to two weeks of pay, multiple workers who meet the standards for sick leave say they have not received pay or only got a reduced amount, according to a Wednesday report from CNBC.
“We do not feel safe in our building anymore,” a worker at an Indiana facility who asked to remain anonymous told the outlet. “And the pay we do get if we test positive is only 60 percent of our pay. Amazon is not taking care of us.”
In a statement to Newsweek, Amazon spokesperson Kristen Kish did not comment on reports that workers were being shortchanged, but insisted that all workers who had been “diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed into quarantine” would receive up to two weeks pay.
November 20, 2020 at 2:39 PM #379926Ohio BarbarianModerator
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And the federal government will do nothing about it.
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November 20, 2020 at 2:50 PM #379930closeupreadyParticipant
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I like to argue with myself that Amazon will get better, ‘softer’, and they are clever about promoting themselves as kinder and gentler, but then a story like this will come out. Grrr….
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November 20, 2020 at 2:56 PM #379931Bernie BoomerParticipant
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can be translated at least two ways, can’t it?
You will receive full pay for two weeks but no more than two weeks.
You are eligible to two weeks leave at some rate of pay “up to” the full amount you would receive if you were working.
No surprise that the Amazon workhouses are using the second definition. The highest paid employees outside management of any corporation are the company lawyers who create the loophole snares for the peons.
November 21, 2020 at 1:38 AM #380089Populist ProleParticipant
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“Up to two weeks pay” means to me, when uttered by a greedhead, a maximum of two weeks pay. That covers a hell of a lot of ground between nothing and two weeks pay. It could be merely a days pay, or even just a fraction thereof.
Cynics aren’t born, they’re made.
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