Joliet Amazon Workers Walk Out, Demanding Safer Conditions and Higher Wages

Joliet Amazon Workers Walk Out, Demanding Safer Conditions and Higher Wages

An Amazon Warehouse. Photo by Jaimie Wilson/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

JOLIET (IRN) – Workers from Amazon’s warehouse in Joliet walked out of work Tuesday calling for safer working conditions and a base pay rate of $25 per hour.

Close to 700 workers signed a petition outlining their demands.

The Joliet facility has been plagued by complaints in recent months, including death threats written on walls, sexual harassment, and employees wearing Confederate attire on the job.

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