Amazon employees plan to strike during Prime Day

Amazon workers in Minnesota planning to strike on Prime Day

Workers at its Shakopee, Minnesota, fulfillment center are planning a six-hour strike during Prime Day to push for better working conditions and worker protections, Bloomberg reported Monday.

Strike organizers say workers at the MSP1 Amazon Fulfillment center will be striking on July 15.

Strike organizers say workers, community supporters and elected officials will be rallying from 4 p.m.to 6 p.m. outside the warehouse "on Amazon's most important day of the year".

Abdirahman Muse, the Executive Director of the Awood Center, a group that advocates for East African workers, said that these workers have been bemoaning conditions for nearly 18 months.

Analysts estimate that Amazon made $1.5 - $2 billion in sales on Prime Day 2018.

"Amazon is going to be telling one story about itself, which is they can ship a Kindle to your house in one day, isn't that wonderful", William Stolz, one of the employees at the Minnesota branch organizing the strike, told Bloomberg. Amazon started the event five years ago, using deep discounts on televisions, toys and clothes to attract and retain Prime members, who pay subscription fees in exchange for free shipping and other perks.

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Performance is measured and evaluated over a long period because the company understands 'a variety of things could impact the ability to meet expectations in any given day or hour, ' Alfred said, and those who don't meet expectations are given coaching to help them improve. Prior to the company's decision to raise its minimum wages to $15 per hour, US Senator Bernie Sanders had continually criticised Amazon for its treatment of workers.

"We provide great employment opportunities with excellent pay - ranging from $16.25-$20.80 an hour, and comprehensive benefits including health care, up to 20 weeks parental leave, paid education, promotional opportunities, and more".

The company does not expect any disruptions in shipments to customers, she said.

According to Amazon, Prime Day is a "two-day parade of epic deals". These demands were met but the working conditions are still not deemed to be adequate.

Wulfraat said he hasn't heard of any other labor protests timed to Prime Day, but he pointed out that the company has faced labor unrest before in Shakopee and in Europe. Such actions could chill workplace activism and run afoul of federal law, even if they didn't lead to any actual terminations, said Seattle University law professor Charlotte Garden.

Amazon has hiked its minimum wage for all US employees, but the company has continued to face criticism over the way it treats its warehouse workers. In March, workers staged a three-hour strike.

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