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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) – Amazon is facing backlash after thousands of employees say they’re working in harsh conditions.

Several of those warehouse workers traveled to Capitol Hill to ask lawmakers like Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts to help them make changes.

“I’ve been injured twice because of Amazon’s total blatant disregard for the human factor of their work force,” said Kevin Williams. “I go home in pain, I come back in pain; they don’t utilize the safety equipment saying that the machines are broken.”

Amazon brought in over $570 billion dollars last year according to their financial records. The e-commerce giant hired thousands of workers to keep up with the with their growing demand but employees like Williams say the cost of that demand is too high.

“They’re push for harder quotas with no regard has to stop,” said Williams. “They ask for so much and give so little and …

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