Date: March 28, 2019
Contact: mediacenter@freeandfairmarketsinitiative.org

They Said It!
Amazon’s Worker Treatment Could Soon Reach Breaking Point

Amazon fulfillment center workers who went on strike vow to “keep fighting until conditions have improved.”

“Speaking at the rally, warehouse worker Khadra Hassan called on the company to stop threatening and firing workers for not meeting the ever-increasing rates. More than fifty workers walked off their shifts an hour early to participate, in what could be considered the first coordinated strike at an Amazon facility in the US.

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Workers don’t see these actions as one-offs. ‘What they’re asking us to do is so inhumane that we cannot do it,” said Hassan. “We will keep fighting until conditions have improved.’” (Jacobin, “That’s Strike One, Amazon,” Joe Demanuelle-Hall, 3.26.19)

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