BELLMAWR, N.J. (CBS) — Some local Amazon workers walked out on the job on Wednesday morning at the facility in Bellmawr, Camden County.
The workers tell Eyewitness News they are upset that Amazon is closing the Bellmawr location. They also say the company is forcing them to “pick-up shifts” at a warehouse that is farther away.READ MORE: Man Killed In Apparent Road Rage Shooting In Springfield, Authorities Say
One worker says he feels like Amazon is treating them like “warehouse machinery” and not people.READ MORE: GUIDE: Where To Watch Fourth Of July Fireworks In Philadelphia Region
They’re also concerned that veteran workers will be forced out, and that newer employees won’t be able to keep up with the demanding pace of the work.MORE NEWS: Family Members Identify 21-Year-Old Woman Killed After Disgruntled Patron Opened Fire In Northeast Philadelphia Bar As Jailene Holton
“We regularly look at how we can improve the experience for our employees, partners, drivers and customers, and that includes upgrading our facilities,” Maria Boschetti, an Amazon spokesperson, said. “As part of that effort, we’ll be closing one of our facilities in Bellmawr and offering all employees the opportunity to transfer to five different delivery stations close by. These facilities provide upgraded amenities, including increased on-site parking, larger operational spaces, and better breakrooms with open market vending.”