20 devastating tornadoes tore through multiple states and killed dozens of people. Affected states included Illinois, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. Among the buildings struck was an Amazon facility in Edwardsville, Illinois. Local officials said that at least six people died from the collapse.
of putting corporate profits above worker safety following the tornado-caused partial collapse of a St. Louis-area warehouse that left at least six people dead.
"Time and time again Amazon puts its bottom line above the lives of its employees," said Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), in a statement. "Requiring workers to work through such a major tornado warning event as this was inexcusable."