Another day another news from Amazon, they are in news again. This time for all the right reasons as workers at the warehouse is demanding a day off on the voting day and upcoming event Halloween. Want to know more? Further details below!
Yes, you heard it right! Amazon workers are on strike and trying to close storerooms on Halloween if they don’t allow them to vote and a day off! Amazon warehouse workforce is asking for help, the company pays paid time off to vote.
Recently, the workers have made an Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, (climate change advocacy group) as they are requesting Amazon with the slogan “anyone who wants to support Amazon workers” to help them close warehouses for Halloween, pressuring the company a week off to vote.
This went viral and the assemblage inscribed on a midway site asking the supporters in front of the exits of the nearest Amazon warehouse. These trucks enter or leave the site, leading to deliveries and shipments. The group is asking supporters to close the warehouse at least 15 minutes at 11 a.m. PDT on October 31.
The example of what occurred among the ranks of Amazon workforces was shown earlier this month and so far, the elections. The group said that most Amazon warehouse workers cannot take a day off because so many have already used their time to deal with the coronavirus-specific problems.
Furthermore, they said, that as we approach a democratic crisis, Amazon can cancel the current poll tax,” the group said. It must allow all of its workers the ability to vote.
In response to this request, Amazon’s spokesperson said in a mailed that the company had provided workers with information on how to request leave to vote.
Warehouse workers protested throughout the year as Amazon dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. The company announced that 19,816 of the front lines had tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 1. Amazon employs about one million people worldwide. Let us know about it in the comment section below about thoughts? Are you supporting the workers or are you in favor of a few hours break!