Department of Labor Investigating Amazon Warehouses
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Multiple Amazon warehouse are being investigated after complaints of unsafe working conditions. The Department of Labor began inspecting warehouses in the New York City, Chicago and Orlando areas Monday morning. Federal prosecutors in New York sent referrals to the Department of Labor concerning potential workplace hazards and Amazon’s required pace of work for warehouse employees. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York is also looking into “possible fraudulent conduct designed to hide injuries from OSHA and others.” Complaints about working conditions at Amazon have led some employees to try to unionize.