亚马逊is supporting federal legislation that would both legalize marijuana and purge the criminal records of people previously arrested on pot charges. Additionally, the company will stop screening for use of the drug for certain classifications of employees.
The changes, revealed in一个博客文章全球消费者部门首席执行官戴夫•克拉克紧随其后another report about the company’s unusually high warehouse injury rate。
“Starting today, we’re now averaging Time off Task over a longer period to ensure that there’s more signal and less noise—reinforcing the original intent of the program, and focusing Time off Task conversations on how we can help,” Clark wrote in the post published Tuesday.
“The goal is to re-focus the conversations on instances where there are likely true operational issues to resolve. We believe this change will help ensure the Time off Task policy is used in the way it was intended.”
在克拉克邮政的同一天，Union支持战略组织中心published a study that it said showed Amazon fulfillment centers had 5.9 serious injuries for every 100 employees, a rate nearly 80% higher than non-Amazon warehouses. Similar to the reasons stated for theattempted union organization in Bessemer, Ala。这个春天，SoC归咎于亚马逊的截止任务驱动的工作文化和压力。
It was during that failed attempt to unionize workers in Alabama that one of Clark’s anti-union tweets gained national attention after heattempted to spar with Sen. Bernie Sanders:
— Forcing workers to urinate in bottles- Robert Reich（@Rbreich）March 24, 2021
— Hiring analysts to monitor ‘labor organizing threats’
Like many other corporations, he wrote, Amazon has purged prospective employees for pot use. That is now changing.
“We hope that other employers will join us, and that policymakers will act swiftly to pass this law.”