Amazon Overnight Workers in Chicago Walk Off Job to Protest Grueling 10+ Hour Overnight Shifts

HeadlineApr 08, 2021
Image Credit: Facebook: Amazonians United Chicagoland

In Chicago, Amazon overnight workers walked off the job Wednesday to protest what’s known as the “megacycle.” The 10-and-a-half-hour workshift, which rolled out across the U.S. in the past year, has been devastating for Amazon workers with health issues and those with daytime commitments such as child care.

In related news, the National Labor Relations Board found Amazon illegally fired two employees after they publicly called for the company to address concerns about working conditions at its warehouses and to enact better policies on climate change.

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