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The Working Conditions of US Postal Workers Raise Concerns for Arizona Lawmakers

Following a scenario in which a US postal worker successfully cooked a steak on the dashboard of their vehicle during a ridiculously hot summer shift, an Arizona state representative is calling for an investigation into working conditions for US Postal Service workers. According to the mail carrier it only took two and a half hours to cook the steak in question; a testament to how hot it can get in those vehicles.

Amazon and FedEx Cut Ties

Now that Amazon is finally investing in its own personal delivery fleet, FedEx is cutting ties with the e-retailer. After all, Amazon will now be directly competing with the very people that used to ship their boxes.This was revealed when FedEx stated they would no longer make ground deliveries for Amazon once their contract with them expired at the end of the month. This is only two months after FedEx said it would terminate its air delivery contract with the e-retailer as well.

Amazon to Open New Pittsburg Fulfillment Center

At the end of last month, Amazon announced some new plans to expand its already-wide network of fulfillment centers by opening a new one in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.The online retail giant expects that the center will provide nearly 800 full-time jobs for workers with a minimum pay rate starting at $15 per hour with benefits.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Admits the US Postal Service is Largely Responsible for Amazon’s...

In an interview on Monday, Jeff Bezos stated the US Postal Service was critical in getting Amazon off the ground, due to its provision of infrastructure that early Amazon needed to fulfill its purpose. Bezos has also stated his desire to create a similar infrastructure for space travel, since it will take hundreds of millions of dollars to get anything worthwhile underway. However, such comments could potentially anger President Trump, who has often criticized Amazon’s use of the postal service.