Bloomberg Law
July 14, 2020, 7:32 PMUpdated: July 14, 2020, 8:50 PM

Amazon Workers Drop Bid for Emergency Order on Virus Safety (1)

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla
Reporter Inc. workers at a New York warehouse dropped their bid for an immediate court order forcing the e-commerce giant to better protect them from the coronavirus.

A Brooklyn, NY, federal judged was set to hear testimony on the workers’ request on Wednesday. But the preliminary injunction became unnecessary after Amazon told facility employees that they won’t be punished for washing their hands or taking other safety measures that reduce productivity, the workers’ legal team told Bloomberg Law on Tuesday.

The workers claimed in their June 3 lawsuit that Amazon’s failure to protect them from the virus is creating a ...

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