Amazon employees say
Amazon workers in the US and around the world are protesting against harsh working conditions, limited job security and low wages. Some workers organized a union campaign demanding better treatment.
Consumer working conditions
Many Amazon workers report working long hours in hot, cramped warehouses, often without adequate rest or breaks. Some had to wear adult diapers to avoid potty punishment. Others report repeated stress and weight lifting injuries.
Despite these conditions, Amazon has launched a powerful anti-union campaign to protect workers from unionization. The company hired consultants to monitor workers and sent managers to meetings to thwart the union’s organizing efforts.
Amazon has denied allegations of poor working conditions and union crackdowns. The company says it offers competitive wages and benefits and invests heavily in employee safety and training programs.
Despite Amazon’s denials, public pressure is mounting on the company to address these issues. Politicians, labor rights activists and even some consumers are asking Amazon to improve working conditions and for workers to form unions.