Minnesota Amazon Employees Strike... For East African Rights?

Minnesota Amazon Employees Strike... For East African Rights?

Amazon employees went on strike against an order fulfillment center in Shakopee yesterday, taking a stand for East African workers and environmental advocacy.

The strike comes amid Amazon’s massive annual "Prime Day” sale, which sold over 100 million products last year, according to the Daily Caller.

An Amazon worker on strike. (Awood Center/Facebook)

An Amazon worker on strike. (Awood Center/Facebook)

“Amazon warehouse workers at MSP1 in Shakopee will go on strike as part of their continued push on the corporate giant to provide safe and reliable jobs, show respect for workers and their right to organize for better working conditions, open up opportunities for advancement for the predominantly East African workforce, and take concrete action to address pressing issues like climate change,” said the Facebook event page for the strike.

The strike was organized by the Minnesota based Awood Center, which is dedicated to promoting “East African worker power,” per their website.

Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted her support for Prime Day strikes, as others signed petitions and attended solidarity events to support striking Amazon workers.

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