Support Workers on Amazon Prime Day

Every year on Amazon Prime Day, America's largest internet company offers an array of flashy discounts and deals in order to boost their sales. But Amazon warehouse workers in Minnesota plan to strike on this year's Prime Day - Monday, July 15th.

The workers, many of them East African immigrants, are striking to demand that Amazon turn more temp workers into permanent employees, and that they ease productivity quotas that have led to unsafe working conditions. And in a show of solidarity, some of Amazon's white-collar workers from Seattle are flying in to protest alongside them.

Our action for today is simple: please do NOT cross the "digital picket line" this Monday, July 15, and avoid making purchases on Amazon Prime Day.

Bonus Action:

Educate yourself in advance of our local August 6th primary elections by reading the Fuse progressive voters guide! https://progressivevotersguide.com/washington/2019/primary/city/seattle/

Background information:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-08/amazon-workers-plan-prime-day-strike-despite-15-an-hour-pledge

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/12/amazon-prime-day-will-put-its-one-day-delivery-promise-to-the-test.html

GOOD NEWS, YOUR CALLS ARE WORKING: Yesterday we asked you to call for reining in Trump's war powers in the defense reauthorization bill. Thanks to our support, the House voted overwhelmingly to "put a liberal stamp on military policy by shackling President Trump’s ability to wage war in Iran and Yemen, restricting the use of military funds at the southwestern border and returning transgender troops to the armed forces." https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/12/us/politics/trump-iran-vote.html

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON JULY 13: LIGHTS ON DETAINED PEOPLE - NWDC NORTHWEST DETENTION CENTER COMMUNITY BUILDING PICNIC

Sat July 13th at 12:30 p.m. | Northwest Detention Center (1623 E Jay St in Tacoma, WA)

https://www.facebook.com/events/424732258369948/

At the specific request of those directly impacted, Saturday (July 13) will be a *noisier* Community day of *support* at the NW Detention Center in Tacoma. We need lots of powerful voices so all detained people and any visiting families can hear our support.