Amazon workers in a warehouse in Shakopee, Minnesota, are planning a strike for six hours on Prime Day to demand safer working conditions and secure jobs. According to Bloomberg workers in two shifts will leave the camp and protest before ordering. In addition, some engineers of the group "Amazon Employees for Climate Justice", who want to support the strike.
On big shopping days like "Black Friday", there were a number of strikes in Amazon camps. These protests took place in Europe, where unions are much stronger. The protests in the US were much more limited, but there is a growing movement in particular in this warehouse. A group of Somali-American workers left the Shakopee camp in December and then again in March, calling on the company to loosen quotas during Ramadan and provide room for prayer. According to reports, these changes have been made, but workers are calling for Amazon to do more to ensure their employment and security. Bloomberg demands that Amazon convert more temporary jobs into full-time jobs and that the company permanently reduces the quotas that are considered uncertain. Amazon regularly dismisses employees who do not comply with demanding quotas. These often have to be implemented quickly and precisely throughout the shift.
Amazon explained Bloomberg it will "support people" who are not there Odds are achieved with "dedicated coaching for improvement". An average of 90 percent of the Shakopee camp employees work full-time. [MondayJuly1
Amazon launched Prime Day in 2015 to increase sales in a potentially slower month. It has become successful enough that other companies offer their own sales in response to the invented holiday on Amazon because they know that people will shop and look for offers.