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'Prime Day' is a Prime Time for Collective Action

Liz Shuler
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This week, millions of consumers flocked to Amazon looking for a deal on Prime Day, which brought in more than $3.9 billion for the retail giant last year. Maybe you were one of those shoppers. But, as you await the delivery of the trendiest tech or basic household items you bought for a bargain, remember that it takes hundreds of thousands of workers to turn your simple click of the button into a package at your door at breathtaking speed. And far too often, these workers say they are being treated terribly and denied basic rights on the job. That's why workers in Shakopee, Minnesota, took a stand and walked out on Monday.

These workers aren't asking for the moon. They're demanding a safe and reliable working environment, the chance to advance in their career and the opportunity to organize and advocate for a better life.Workers in Shakopee are fighting for their right to organize, a right they know creates opportunities to advance their careers and provide better pay, better benefits and faster mobility from temporary to full-time employment. Amazon has defended its worker policies.Read the full article.