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U.S. attorneys general ask Amazon for data on coronavirus-linked worker deaths, infections

Christian Fernsby |
Attorney General Maura Healey led a coalition of 13 attorneys general in calling on Amazon and Whole Foods to strengthen measures to protect the health and safety of their workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Topics: U.S.    AMAZON   

In a letter sent to the companies, the attorneys general request updated information on several outstanding issues raised by the coalition in a previous letter sent March 25 that urged the companies to improve their paid leave policies.

The letter asks Amazon and Whole Foods to provide the states with details of health and safety measures they have adopted, data about infections and deaths among their workers, evidence of their compliance with state paid sick leave laws, and more.

The attorneys general write that they are alarmed by recent media reports about the companies that allege inadequate safety measures and sick leave policies, insufficient data about infections and deaths among their workers, and retaliation against workers who call attention to unsafe workplace conditions.

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