By Tom Conway
USW International President
Within two months of starting work at an Amazon warehouse in Eastvale, Calif., Candice Dixon ruined her back.
Dixon had to bend, lift and strain at a feverish pace to meet Amazon’s demand that she scan and stow one item every 11 seconds. If she didn’t keep up, she’d be fired. But the grueling quotas left her with bulging discs and other problems so severe that she now struggles to walk.
Injury rates at Amazon warehouses across the country are so high that 13 members of Congress last…