Worker’s Correspondence: Rhode Island Management Imposes Mandatory Overtime During Peak Season

By Rekia Amoni  In Rhode Island, Amazon management of the DRI1 facility has announced mandatory overtime shifts for Mega cycle workers for the peak season, from November 29 to December 29. According to Amazon managers, the Mandatory Overtime (MET) shifts, which can be announced within 24 hours of workers’ shift, is based around market demand, tied to when there is a huge increase in volume … Continue reading Worker’s Correspondence: Rhode Island Management Imposes Mandatory Overtime During Peak Season

Worker’s Correspondence: Amazon Managers Enforce Labor Tracking System

By Mike Talavera Since October, the Rhode Island Amazon Warehouse management has implemented a new labor tracking system, claiming that this new system stops workers from “stealing” company time.  Instead of workers clocking out for lunch or for break, there is now a manager waiting to scan their badges before and after the break. This strict monitoring measure effectively shortens breaks and keeps workers from … Continue reading Worker’s Correspondence: Amazon Managers Enforce Labor Tracking System

Providence: City Council to Increase Police, Protesters Target Home of Councilmember

By Rekia Amoni and Nélida Tello On November 5, Providence City Council Majority Leader Jo-Ann Ryan introduced the “City-Wide Public Safety Plan,” which will increase the size of the city’s police department by 80 officers. In response, a small group of protesters lit fireworks outside of Ryan’s house during a City Council Committee on Finance Zoom call, demanding the resolution be dropped. The plan expands … Continue reading Providence: City Council to Increase Police, Protesters Target Home of Councilmember