LA Workers Stand Up to Amazon on Prime Day
The Fair Workweek LA Coalition held an action at Whole Foods (now owned by Amazon) in Downtown Los Angeles on Monday, July 15 in solidarity with the striking Amazon workers in Shakopee, Minnesota on Prime Day (Amazon’s most profitable day of the year) protesting poor working conditions, which include dangerous work environments and poverty wages.
The coalition educated shoppers and workers on Amazon’s practices, as well as delivered a letter to the management of the Downtown Los Angeles Whole Foods demanding Amazon to respect workers’ rights and stop collaborating with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Click here to view pictures of the action.
Amazon Web Services hosts Department of Homeland Security databases that allow the department and its agencies to track and apprehend immigrants. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) and the FBI used facial recognition software to scan millions of state driver’s licenses as part of the Trump administration’s directive to hunt down immigrants. The coalition also presented a petition signed by over 270,000 people demanding Amazon cut ties with DHS and ICE.
To read the letter, click here.