Amazon workers are planning a Prime Day protest

Amazon workers are planning a Prime Day protest

Amazon employees in Minnesota are planning a strike on Prime Day this year. Workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota, have plotted to stop working for six hours on July 15, when the 48-hour Prime Day kicks off. Activists are going to be pushing Amazon to take action against things like climate change and giving more temporary workers the option to become full time.

Rhokanth 6 months

They get $15 an hr for a job that takes about 12 brain cells to perform. My parents worked for $6 /hr doing heavy manual labor in the 90's. They would've killed for a warehouse job like this.

Paul C
Paul C 6 months

Do these people realize their jobs are less than a year of automated out of existense?

Star Alien
Star Alien 6 months

Hit them where it hurts

ken at the dump
ken at the dump 6 months

pay me $20 an hour and fire the strikers.

Tethtibis Deseidhr
Tethtibis Deseidhr 6 months

these people feel they are entitled to a job. they're not. the job market is pretty similar to the employment market from two perspectives; you sell your time and expertise to an employer, if you're not worth the value, the employer doesn't keep paying for you. from the other perspective, you are a business with one commodity; you. if you are not getting the value you feel is correct, then you sell your product to another business. if you cannot find a business to buy your product, you reduce it's price as in any other business situation. these people just think their product is worth more than it is, so therefore feel they are entitled to more compensation from the company they're selling to. unfortunately, this company has capitulated in the past, which emboldens guerilla tactics that you see here. it's disgusting, and Amazon should double down and stop buying their services.

TC_volenter 6 months

Half of them stand around anyway. Makes room for more robots.

michael zubas
michael zubas 6 months

as Long as they stay united and ensure that Scab workers don't happen? it'll work.

TC_volenter 6 months

The day admiration becomes cost effective the day your out the door

David 6 months

Yeah cause their 15 a hour and more just isn't enough and since bezo gave in so quick the very first time they asked for higher wages well let's go to 50 a hour

Beck70 6 months

Temp workers are temps for a reason. If they are looking for full time work, wait for an opening and apply for it.

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