AMAZON PIPS NEW YORK: Stop being so mean to us
The e-commerce giant filed a lawsuit Friday pre-empting the state’s attorney general from taking legal action against the company over workplace safety or the firing of two workers involved in organizing.
The case argues that Letitia James would be overreaching her authority in taking up either of those causes, while also defending against allegations that it mishandled the coronavirus pandemic.
James lashed back at the suit, saying her office will continue to weigh potential options.
“Let me be clear: We will not be intimidated by anyone, especially corporate bullies that put profits over the health and safety of working people,” she said in a statement. “We remain undeterred in our efforts to protect workers from exploitation and will continue to review all of our legal options.”