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elgato



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Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:44 pm    Post subject: Almost 13,000 boycott Amazon.com  

More than 12,600 people pledged to boycott online retailer Amazon.com this holiday season to protest "sweatshop" working conditions at its Lehigh Valley warehouses, according to the union advocacy group American Rights at Work.

Working conditions at Amazon's Breinigsville shipping hub gained national attention and a public response from the company after a Sept. 18 article in The Morning Call revealed employee complaints about heat in the warehouse complex and rapid production requirements many could not sustain. Amazon hired ambulance crews to park outside the complex on hot summer days in case workers experienced heat-related problems. A local emergency room doctor who treated Amazon workers for heat stress reported an "unsafe environment" to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which inspected and recommended corrective steps.

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-allentown-amazon-boycott-20111222,0,4319763.story
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cohibastore.com



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Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Almost 13,000 boycott Amazon.com  

"American Rights at Work, a Washington, D.C.-based union advocacy group"

Nuff said
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Major Paine



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Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:39 am    Post subject: Re: Almost 13,000 boycott Amazon.com  

You'd think those illegals would be used to the heat. :o
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luckyalive



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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:17 am    Post subject:  

TE.
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cohibastore.com



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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Almost 13,000 boycott Amazon.com  

Most Americans simply don't remember or never experienced hard work or working in hard conditions. But each time I pass a road crew in the summer, after I curse them for slowing traffic I always have to say, "Man I's hate to have that job." In the beating sun, on top of hot tarmac, for 12 hours.
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