AMAZON ON NOTICE: TEAMSTERS LOCAL 25 APPLAUDS UNANIMOUS LYNN CITY COUNCIL VOTE URGING AMAZON TO IMPROVE SAFETY RECORD AND TREATMENT OF WORKERS
#Lynn joins #Boston
and growing list of municipalities demanding Amazon start respecting workers
Teamsters Local 25 praised the Lynn City Council for unanimously passing a resolution tonight demanding Amazon improve its safety record and treatment of delivery drivers. The resolution calls on Amazon to meet community standards for wages, benefits and safe working conditions prior to any expansion into Lynn. It also says the shipping giant must confer with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 25 and all interested community members.
“Thank you to the Lynn City Council for standing-up for delivery drivers,” said Teamsters Local 25 President
. “Amazon is a greedy corporation with no regard for the safety of workers or the general public, and refuses to meet community standards for wages, health insurance, and retirement benefits. Teamsters Local 25 will never stop fighting expansion efforts by corporations who disrespect workers.”
“Lynn was built by workers and we will always be proud of our working-class values,” said
Ward 7 Councilor John “Jay” Walsh
, chief sponsor of the Resolution Urging Fair & Full Employment Opportunities at Amazon. “This Resolution will help preserve the high value and respect we have for workers in Lynn, and ensure any expansion by Amazon here includes full-time jobs with good wages, health insurance, pension and a safe work environment.”
The resolution calls on Amazon to present sufficient evidence that all delivery drivers will be direct employees of Amazon and not independent contractors and its operations meet or exceed current Community Standards established by existing delivery networks. It makes clear that any plans by Amazon to expand delivery operations, warehouses and fulfillment centers must be done in a manner beneficial to the town and its residents while guaranteeing sustainable growth and helping to ensure that fair and equitable employment standards are maintained for all ecommerce delivery networks.