Amazon workers in Minnesota walk out in protest over part-time work
A fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota, where workers went on strike earlier this year. | Photo by Ackerman + Gruber for The Verge
A day after The Verge reported on Sacramento Amazon workers protesting Amazon’s strict time-off rules, more than 60 Amazon workers in similar roles in an Eagan, Minnesota, warehouse walked off the job. During the two-and-a-half-hour protest, workers demanded the lifting of the 30-hour-per-week cap, a more respectful work environment, and a less strenuous workload.
The Sacramento and Eagan employees work in Amazon delivery stations, which are smaller warehouses that sort packages for delivery routes. Delivery stations are staffed almost entirely by part-time employees who receive no medical insurance and can be fired for taking more than 20 hours off without pay per quarter.
“We are not allowed to work more than 30 hours per week, even…