UnfairNation by Ehsan Zaffar
Time Off Task: Worker Conditions at an Amazon Warehouse

Time Off Task: Worker Conditions at an Amazon Warehouse

Two-day delivery is not "free". All that #BlackFriday convenience is coming at the expense of worker safety. Two stunning stories this week revealed that not only are Amazon warehouses dangerous places to work, but that Amazon dodged workplace safety regulations for years.

In this inaugural episode of UnfairNation I interview Kimberly Bernhard, a brilliant student I worked with at the International Law Institute who spent some time at an Amazon warehouse in Illinois over the last year. From the "curtain of light" to "Time Off Task" - she shares some disturbing and somewhat dystopian workplace practices at Amazon's warehouses in Illinois.

UnfairNation is a collaboration between Ehsan Zaffar and sponsor TechChange. TechChange is a US social enterprise which provides courses on the use of technology in addressing social and global challenges. Check out their latest work here.

Photo by Ruchindra Gunasekara on Unsplash

UnfairNation by Ehsan Zaffar
UnfairNation is a podcast that discusses our nation's rising inequity and social, political and economic inequality. What it means for you and what you can do about it. Every so often we interview one person to understand their lived experience with inequality. The UnfairNation Podcast is recorded at the historic Herald Examiner Building in Los Angeles, in collaboration with The Difference Engine at Arizona State University. Thanks for tuning in!
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