An Amazon provides a center in California reportedly rehired two warehouse workers after their colleagues organized to demand they be reinstated.
According to a report from Motherboard, managers on the provisioning center had fired a worker named Sandra after she exceeded her unpaid day off by a single hour when her mother-in-law died. However, on Monday, Amazon workers within the center delivered a petition to administration and human sources demanding that she and one different fired worker be reinstated and that part-time workers receive paid day off.
An organizer with Amazonians United Sacramento, the group that formed Monday, suggested Motherboard that the tech massive rehired Sandra inside 24 hours of their petition.
“HR verbally confirmed to Sandra that she was going to be rehired with back pay after weeks of being ignored and strung along without a paycheck,” the organizers wrote on Facebook. “That is the power that all Amazon workers have when we work together.”
This incident comes not long after Amazon warehouse workers in Minnesota walked out all through their night time shift to demand elevated wages and a reversal of a 30-hour weekly workload cap.
“We were definitely encouraged by last Prime Day in Minnesota and now seeing what happened at the Eagan delivery center a few days ago,” an Amazon warehouse worker with Amazonians United Sacramento, who requested to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, suggested Motherboard. “We see we can do something similar and it’s effective.”
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