Amazon employees in Minnesota are reportedly planning a strike on Prime Day.
According to a Bloomberg report, employees at an Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota, are planning to halt work for six hours on July 15, the day when the 48-hour Prime Day extravaganza is scheduled to begin. The news comes even after the company promised to pay all employees at least $15 an hour last year.
Bloomberg reported that organizers said that talks between employees and management last fall led to some changes, including relaxing quotas during Ramadan and the designation of a conference room as a prayer space. But they still think that the labor conditions are tough overall. Workers are demanding a conversion of more temps to Amazon employees and a permanent easing of productivity quotas.