• Major retailers like Walmart, Amazon, and CVS turned record profits but didn't pay employees much extra for working during the pandemic, a new report finds

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Walmart, Dollar General, Amazon, and CVS ranked poorly in the November report by The Brookings Institute.
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    A new report by The Brookings Institute, a nonprofit public policy organization, compared high profits at some of the nation's top retailers to the wages frontline workers took home in COVID-19 hazard bonuses.
    A hazard bonus is additional compensation workers receive for performing hazardous duty or work involving physical hardship, in this case, working during the pandemic.
    The researchers behind the report argue that companies like Walmart, Amazon, CVS, and Dollar General...
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  • Rashida Tlaib accuses Amazon of profiting during the pandemic while neglecting workers. Staff are 'afraid to go to work' because Amazon's facilities aren't clean, she said

    Rashida Tlaib accuses Amazon of profiting during the pandemic while neglecting workers. Staff are 'afraid to go to work' because Amazon's facilities aren't clean, she said

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Democratic US Representative Rashida Tlaib speaks at a rally in support of the United States Postal Service outside of a post office in Southfield, Michigan, U.S. August 18, 2020.
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    Rep. Rashida Tlaib attacked Amazon and Jeff Bezos in a statement to Business Insider, saying the company has been unfairly allowed to profit during the pandemic while endangering its frontline workers.
    "The continued disregard by Amazon of its worker's well-being and safety must be exposed," said Tlaib. Amazon was not properly cleaning its facilities, she claimed.
    She also criticized the...
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