Target, FedEx, Others Take Heat for Requiring Work During Deep Freeze
Many businesses shut down this week in the wake of life-threatening low temperatures, but those that stayed open took a lot of heat. FedEx fielded complaints about forcing workers to drive in subzero temperatures. Sonic and Target were also criticized for staying open.
The social-media shade came as the polar vortex’s record-breaking cold cancelled more than 1,500 flights from Chicago, halted Amtrak trains in and out of the Windy City. Governors in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan declared states of emergency. The U.S. Postal Service suspended mail in either portions or all certain states in the region.
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