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California Bill Passes, Giving Amazon Warehouse Workers Power To Fight Speed Quotas

Enlarge this image A man works at a conveyor belt at the 855,000-square-foot Amazon warehouse in New York in 2019. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images California lawmakers have passed a first-of-its-kind legislation that would give Amazon and other warehouse workers new power to fight speed quotas, which critics say have forced workers to skip bathroom breaks and skirt safety measures. The bill, if signed by the governor, could also make public more comprehensive details about the demands Amazon makes of its warehouse staff, specifically about the impact of speed quotas on the workers' health. "It's the first step in …

 

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