7/18/19: Amazon Working Conditions; MOCA Jax Refugee Exhibit; Beer That Gives Back
Some Amazon employees have complained about harsh working conditions at the online retailer's fulfillment centers. A journalist went undercover to document her experience in the book On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane.
Emily Guendelsberger said it took her just three days of working full time at an Amazon fulfillment center outside of Louisville, Kentucky to feel the effects of working at Amazon. She worked 12-hour shifts, and walked 13 to 15 miles per day.
Jacksonville has two Amazon fulfillment centers.
Guendelsberger joined First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross to talk about her book, along with a look into the future of “cyborg jobs."
MOCA Jax Refugee Exhibit
In his work, renowned artist Khalid Albaih highlights the largest population demographics of Jacksonville’s refugee community and its role as a point of entry into the U.S.
Beer That Gives Back
The new brew is in celebration with Florida’s largest free music festival and benefit concert, as well as JASMYN, the North Florida non-profit youth services organization for LGBTQ young people.
The beer will officially be tapped during this weekend’s beer release parties on Saturday, July 20, at Colonial Oak Music Park in downtown St. Augustine and on Sunday, July 21, at Intuition Ale Works in Jacksonville.