Exposed: Undercover reporter at Amazon warehouse found abusive conditions & no bathroom breaks

Journalist James Bloodworth spent a month working undercover as a “picker” in an Amazon order fulfillment center and unveils abusive conditions.

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Independent Senator Bernie Sanders has targeted Amazon for its role in widening the wage gap in the United States, and this week he is expected to unveil legislation requiring large employers like Amazon to cover the cost of federal assistance received by their employees. We speak with journalist James Bloodworth, who spent a month working undercover as a “picker” in an Amazon order fulfillment center and found workers were urinating in bottles because they were discouraged from taking bathroom breaks. His new book is “Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain.”

Guests

  • James Bloodworth U.K.-based journalist and author of Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain.

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