Package worker Hashmat Zubair fills a delivery box of products at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Baltimore, Maryland, April 30, 2019. R
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Amazon employees in Minnesota are planning to strike on Prime Day this year, as the company promotes its faster delivery options, but does not give its employees enough credit, they say.
Workers at an Amazon center in Shakopee, Minnesota, have planned to stop working for six hours on July 1[ads1]5, when the 48-hour Prime Day extravaganza starts, Bloomberg reported Monday after talking to one of those who organized strike.
Amazon did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment on this story.
Some engineers plan to fly into Minnesota to join the strike, the report says. Activists have to push Amazon to take action against things like climate change and give more temporary workers the opportunity to become full-time, it said.
Earlier, Amazon has dealt with more employment in Europe, where unions have greater power. Last year, the state day was met with a massive strike by European employees who included workers in Spain, Poland, Germany, Italy and France.
In the Minnesota plant, Bloomberg said workers, mainly East African Muslims, had grown increasingly frustrated with Amazon not recognizing their religious practices. Bloomberg reported organizers where in the past were able to push Amazon to allow workers easier quotes during Ramadan and room for prayer. But they still believe that working conditions are too intense, it said.
The disturbance on July 15, even though it is only planned for an area in the country, may allow other Amazon facilities to take a stand and do the same. 19659002] Although Amazon has increased its minimum wage for all US employees to $ 15 per hour, the company has still been a target for its reported poor working conditions.
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