Amazon has been “obstructing” a congressional investigation into the corporate’s hard work practices all through critical climate occasions via failing to provide fabrics asked of them greater than two months in the past, in line with a letter individuals despatched to CEO Andy Jassy.
The Space Committee on Oversight and Reform, which introduced the investigation in overdue March, had given the Seattle-based e-commerce corporate an inventory of fabrics at hand over via mid-April. However the corporate “nonetheless has now not produced any of the important thing classes of paperwork known via Committee workforce, let on my own the entire set of fabrics the Committee asked in March,” stated the letter, signed via the committee chairwoman, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, a Democrat from New York, in addition to progressives Reps. Cori Bush and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“Sadly, Amazon has didn’t meaningfully conform to the Committee’s requests, obstructing the Committee’s investigation,” they wrote within the letter made public on Thursday. Amazon didn’t right away respond to a request for remark.
The corporate’s hard work insurance policies all through excessive climate occasions has been underneath extra scrutiny for the reason that fatal cave in of an organization warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, in December, the place six other people died and every other was once seriously injured within the twister strike. Remaining month, the Occupational Protection and Well being Management wrapped up its personal probe into the incident, concluding that Amazon met minimum federal protection necessities for typhoon sheltering. However regulators additionally discovered protection dangers and referred to as at the corporate to give a boost to its procedures.
The Space letter stated the corporate has now not produced any inner communications associated with the Edwardsville twister to the committee, which is doing its personal investigation. “Over the process just about seven weeks, Amazon produced handiest an incomplete set of insurance policies and procedures,” the letter stated.
The committee may be in quest of paperwork appearing how Amazon controlled its staff all through different herbal screw ups, together with wildfires in California in 2018.