Prime Day is coming up next Monday, and so are a number of labor strikes at Amazon sites around the country. Workers are demanding fair labor practices for the largely contractor work force that gets those infinite goodies sorted, packed, and delivered to you so quickly.
Amazon has just issued a statement on the Prime Day Strike movement.
"We can only conclude that the people who plan to attend the event on Monday are simply not informed."
Reactions and more news from Twitter, below.
I fully support Amazon workers' Prime Day strike. Their fight for safe and reliable jobs is another reminder that we must come together to hold big corporations accountable. https://t.co/ZkDDt9zeHv
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) July 15, 2019
— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) July 15, 2019
Ibrahim Hirsi (@IHirsi) talks to some of the organizers of today's planned "Prime Day" strike at an Amazon warehouse in suburban Minneapolis.
"We're working as a machine," one of them said. "We're getting injuries because we're not checking ourselves." https://t.co/qaNbgai70T
— Mukhtar M. Ibrahim (@mukhtaryare) July 15, 2019
Minnesota Amazon warehouse workers plan 'Prime Day' strike https://t.co/KOWGBoZdnr
— KING 5 News (@KING5Seattle) July 12, 2019
Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Minneapolis are using the Prime Day strike to push for higher pay and better working conditions. https://t.co/JMWvUdTVZo
— USA TODAY Tech (@usatodaytech) July 10, 2019
Amazon workers' Prime Day strike begins in Minnesota https://t.co/UZOGN29iBY
— CNBC (@CNBC) July 15, 2019