Workers at Amazon’s Shakopee warehouse plan to go on strike today to push for improved work conditions. Warehouse worker Meg Brady says about a hundred workers will be striking. She says “in the warehouse facility, one person leaving can have an impact on production and by doing this on Prime Day and having many workers walk out, it gets management’s attention.” The strike coincides with “Prime Day”–which is one of Amazon’s biggest days of the year. Brady encourages shoppers to “keep buying” and adds, “we work at the company, we want the company to succeed, but we just want management to do a better job, we want to make it a better place to work.” In addition to calling for safety improvements, workers are also asking for opportunities for advancement for the predominantly East African workforce.
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