Workers and Activists Protest Amazon, Calling for an End to Labor Abuses, Collaboration with ICE

HeadlineJul 16, 2019

Back in the U.S., activists around the country took to the streets Monday to protest Amazon, coinciding with “Prime Day”—one of the retail giant’s biggest sales days of the year. Activists in Seattle delivered a petition with over 270,000 signatures to Amazon headquarters, calling for them to stop collaborating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and calling out its exploitation of workers and anti-union record. In New York, activists delivered the petition to the home of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. In Minnesota, workers at an Amazon warehouse—many of whom are immigrants from East African nations—walked out for a six-hour strike and demanded the company implement better working conditions and corporate responsibility policies. In Europe, workers in Germany, Britain, Spain and Poland are also taking part in protests this week, calling for fair wages and working conditions.

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