MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Workers are speaking out about conditions inside the Shakopee Amazon center where at least 88 employees tested positive for COVID-19.
On a Zoom press conference, employees said managers do not enforce safety rules. They say other workers don’t wear masks and don’t keep six feet away from one another. They want the building shut down for cleaning.
On Thursday morning, Rep. Ilhan Omar called the situation “shameful” and urged the labor department to protect workers.
This is shameful.
Amazon needs to show that it values the lives of its workers, not just its shareholders and to change its safety practices immediately.
The Department of Labor needs to step up and uphold their duty to protect workers. https://t.co/YUT3ibuEoO
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) June 25, 2020
A spokesperson for Amazon says all 91 of its facilities have passed state health and safety inspections since March.