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USA: Amazon warehouse workers walkout on Prime Day protest

4 16.07.2019 Инфо

W/S Protesters, Shakopee
C/U Placard
W/S Protesters
C/U Placards
C/U Placards
W/S Protesters
M/S Protesters
W/S Protesters
W/S Protesters
W/S Protesters
M/S People dancing
M/S Union flag
W/S Protesters holding banner
W/S Protesters
M/S Protester with placard
M/S Protesters
SOT, Michael Russo, Strike Prep Chairman: "We honour the bravery that it takes to walk off the job like you did and we just want to show our support."
M/S Media
SOT, Michael Russo, Strike Prep Chairman: "So I just want to say we're looking forward to continuing the fight, and we're going to continue fighting together until we all get the pay and working conditions we deserve."
W/S Protesters listening to speaker
SOT, Protester: "But when companies like Amazon, that do not pay their fair share of taxes, companies like Amazon, that treat their most important assets as robots, we the people, their neighbours, their friends, need to come together and say no."
W/S Protesters
W/S Protesters
W/S Amazon fulfilment centre
W/S Amazon fulfilment centre
SCRIPT
Amazon warehouse workers staged a walkout and protested outside the Amazon fulfilment centre in Shakopee, Minnesota, on Monday, which took place during Amazon Prime Day, an annual shopping day for Amazon Prime subscribers.
Protesters can be seen marching and waving placards outside the Amazon complex.
Strike Prep Chairman Michael Russo addressed the protesters, thanking them for "the bravery that it takes to walk off the job like you did."
"And we're going to continue fighting together until we all get the pay and working conditions we deserve," he added.
According to the event's Facebook page, the protest was called for to "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."