Joliet Amazon Workers Stage Walkout on Cyber Monday

Joliet Amazon Workers Stage Walkout on Cyber Monday

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

(IRN) – Amazon workers walked off the job at the company’s Joliet facility on Cyber Monday, a central hub with products coming from around the world to be sorted and distributed to regional fulfillment centers.

The employees were joined by Warehouse Workers for Justice, an advocacy group for warehouse industry workers. They are demanding a living wage, improvements in workplace safety and policies to ensure dignity at work.

Workers said in May, they discovered racist and threatening graffiti in the bathroom and the company took no action.

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