A South Dakota Senate committee kills a invoice this morning (Feb. 7, 2023) that may have required Amazon to supply its staff the metrics it bases efficiency on and retain that info for 3 years. Senate Invoice 178 was killed on a partisan 8 to 1 vote.
Democratic Sen. Reynold Nesiba from Sioux Falls, the invoice’s sponsor, mentioned the measure was mandatory to make sure Amazon warehouse workers are pretty handled.
Amazon is within the early phases of opening an enormous warehouse in northwest Sioux Falls.
“We now have a employee scarcity in South Dakota,” Nesiba mentioned. “We’re sending a sign to staff that for those who come right here, we’ll hold you secure.”
The Republican committee members disagreed. Sen. Casey Crabtree from Madison mentioned the invoice would affect extra than simply Amazon. “They’re attempting to make this about Amazon, however it might embody small companies.”
Nesiba mentioned he’s bringing the invoice again subsequent 12 months after there may be extra knowledge when the Sioux Falls Amazon plant is absolutely operational. “You’ll take into consideration your vote (between at times) once you hear of one other Amazon harm.”