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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is seeking a court order to compel Amazon to turn over information about its COVID-19 safety protocols and case numbers.
Becerra said Amazon has not been cooperating with California's months-long probe into the the company's working conditions.
"Amazon has made billions during this pandemic relying on the labor of essential workers. Their workers get the job done while putting themselves at risk," Becerra said in a statement. "It's critical to know if these workers are receiving the protections on the job that they are entitled to under the law."
Emily Birnbaum ( @birnbaum_e) is a tech policy reporter with Protocol. Her coverage focuses on the U.S. government's attempts to regulate one of the most powerful industries in the world, with a focus on antitrust, privacy and politics. Previously, she worked as a tech policy reporter with The Hill after spending several months as a breaking news reporter. She is a Bethesda, Maryland native and proud Kenyon College alumna.