The company issued a statement regarding the recent inquiry into the high number of 911 calls from warehouse employees.
“The physical and mental well-being of our associates is our top priority, and we are proud of both our efforts and overall success in this area. We provide comprehensive medical care starting on day one so employees have access to the care when they need it most, 24-hour a day free and confidential counseling services, and various leave and medical accommodation options covering both mental and physical health concerns.”
Now workers at Amazon are pursuing unionization to combat the poor working conditions and unfair quotas. They are raising health and safety concerns involved with the 12-hour shifts and demands they pack 240 to 400 items per hour (one every 10-15 seconds).
Amazon has over 150 fulfillment centers across the country. They employ over 125,000 full time workers. Their CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person on earth.