Washington, DC – On Thursday, May 2, 2024, the Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien joined Sen. Ed Markey and workers to announce the introduction of the Warehouse Worker Protection Act.

This legislation would protect workers from abusive and unsafe practices at employers like Amazon.

By forcing its workers to comply with arbitrary and unrealistic production quotas, Amazon has caused on-the-job injury rates to skyrocket and turned what should be middle-class careers into dangerous jobs with high turnover and low wages. The Warehouse Worker Protection Act will help curb Amazon’s abusive practices by increasing safety standards, accountability, and transparency around warehouse production quotas.

The bipartisan legislation would require large warehouse employers to disclose quotas that workers are judged by and prevent quotas from interfering with workers’ health and safety, such as rest and bathroom breaks.

The Teamsters are leading efforts to hold Amazon and other abusive e-commerce and warehouse employers accountable to American workers, demanding industry standards that put workers’ lives and safety over corporate profits. 


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