Amazon leaders may have a troubling moment at the company’s next shareholder meeting. Daniel Olayiwola, He will be the first Amazon warehouse employee to present a resolution at the company’s annual general meeting on May 25. San Antonio based employee’s proposal calls for Amazon to end both staff oversight and productivity quotas. Olayiwola, practices are reportedly forcing workers to “prioritize speed over safety,” with little meaningful change being made to fix this.
Employee, AmazonHe points to OSHA data showing that injury rates are “well above” national averages, especially at automated facilities and during peak periods. This is followed by the time workers spend away from station vehicles. “Leisure Quest” related to such policies. Reportedly, the combination of surveillance and quota leaves little room for employees to take a break or maintain a safe and sustainable work pace.
Nothing will ever be the same on Amazon!
Amazon claims it has softened its approach in some respects, such as averaging a Leisure Task over a longer period to reduce the burden on warehouse staff. Founder and former CEO Jeff Bezos He had forced Amazon to be “the safest place to work.” But Amazon still monitors productivity very closely, forcing workers to work beyond their capacity lately. For example, workers and contractors at the Illinois warehouse, which collapsed during a deadly hurricane last year, are reportedly being pressured to continue working despite the extreme danger.
Olayiwola, It will demand a major change in Amazon’s policies. Even if the offer wasn’t accepted, it’s important as it highlights the growing tension between Amazon and an ordinary file demanding better working conditions.