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Class-action lawsuit against Amazon claims tech giant put ‘thousands of minority workers at risk’ [Video]

A fired Amazon worker has filed a class-action lawsuit against the tech giant, alleging thousands of minority line workers were put at risk and faced unequal protections from COVID-19 compared to white managers.

The lawsuit accusing the company of racial bias was filed on Thursday by Christian Smalls, who is black, in US district court in the Eastern District of New York on behalf of a slew of black and Hispanic workers at the company’s Staten Island facility and across the country. 

The lawsuit is the latest attack against Amazon, which saw business boom in the pandemic and owner Jeff Bezos only grow richer, even as workers felt at risk. 

In October Amazon confirmed that nearly 20,000 of its US workers had tested positive or were presumed positive for COVID-19.

In the complaint Smalls, who started working for Amazon in 2015, says that he confronted his supervisors after a friend at the facility tested positive …

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UPS Slaps Shipping Limits on Gap, Nike to Manage E-Commerce Surge [Video]

The delivery giant recently imposed volume restrictions on Gap, Nike and some other large retailers, as the pandemic-driven surge in online shopping puts pressure on its capacity.

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https://youtu.be/QvBWu9jVX8M In this footage, hens advance upon an Amazon driver, who makes a fast exit. The hens pursue him to the driveway, then stand guard lest he return.

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ASB MAGAZINE: Two-time world champion surferJohn John Florence, in partnership with Clif Bar, has released a new documentary film Tokyo Rising, through Amazon Prime Video.Tokyo Risingchronicles Florences 2019 professional surfing season and quest to earn a position on the inaugural Team USA Olympic surf team. With Kelly Slater on his heels, Florence is faced with a high-stakes decision five months after reconstructive surgery on his ACL. The battle for Olympic qualification comes down to the Pipe Masters on Oahus North Shore.