Laborers, legislators protest Amazon center in Windsor


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WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) — Construction workers, contractors, labor leaders, and legislators protested Amazon’s labor practices on Monday.

The protestors call the labor practices “Unsafe and irresponsible.” Back in June, the town council in Windsor approved an $8.8 million property tax abatement for Amazon to build a new distribution center.

They say there were no local hiring goals included in that plan. They spoke at Windsor’s Amazon distribution center.

On Tuesday, Amazon officials claimed the statements made by the organizers were false:

The safety of our employees, contractors and partners is our top priority. Amazon requires its employees, RC Anderson, our general contractor, and all subcontractors to comply with applicable COVID-19 regulations, including the Executive Order, which allows workers supporting the construction of critical infrastructure to continue work. 

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