Amazon workers strike as ‘Prime’ shopping frenzy hits

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The Monday protest is the latest in a series of disputes that the e-commerce giant has had with its warehouse workers.

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Market analysts forecast that Amazon is expected to net about 5.8 billion dollars in sales during the mid-summer shopping spree this year.

Hassan put the needs of Amazon workers simply in his speech before his fellow employees: "We want Amazon to respect humans".

Rallies are taking place in other USA cities as well: Seattle (Amazon's headquarters), Portland, San Francisco, New York, Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Collectively, over 270,000 people have signed petitions asking Amazon to stop equipping ICE with its software and to cut ties with the agency.

Amazon recently launched a program that will retrain as many as 100,000 of its USA workforce so that they can either have a chance to take higher-level jobs at Amazon or leave the company with better educations.

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But Amazon has still come under increasing scrutiny from workers rights groups, lawmakers and politicians over issues ranging from corporate taxation to market competition.

US Democratic presidential contenders Kamila Harris and Bernie Sanders were among those who expressed support for the strikers on Twitter.

Employees said they have protested before, including a strike during this past winter.

Amazon workers in Europe have protested during prominent shopping days, but Monday's demonstration in Shakopee marks one of the first strikes from USA employees on such a high-demand sales event. Check out all of the best Prime Day laptop deals below - but do it soon, because several of them are definitely going to sell out!

Employees at Amazon's fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota are planning a work stoppage beginning Monday afternoon.

Amazon has consistently defended work conditions, contending it is a leader when it comes to paying workers at least $15 hourly and providing benefits.

Warehouse workers weren't the only ones protesting, however.

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