Amazon’s shiny new campus in South Lake Union shows off the success of the multi-billion dollar corporation. But what happens when customers click through the Amazon website and order something? That’s when thousands of warehouse workers get to work moving products — in conditions a lot less glitzy than you see in South Lake Union.
On Thursday, May 10, starting at 12 noon sharp at 410 Terry Ave N, come join us to hear from workers who flew out to Seattle to bring their stories straight to the company’s South Lake Union headquarters.
These workers have stories to tell. Their warehouse is the one that was exposed by investigative journalists for brutal working conditions — including temperatures that soared past 100 degrees in the summer, turning the warehouse into a literal sweatshop. Amazon’s initial response to the problem was to station paramedics outside the warehouse to handle cases of heat stroke.
It wasn’t until the story got out and public pressure mounted that the company put in air conditioning. That’s why we need you to show up. Public pressure on Amazon works and we need to keep it up.
Join us Thursday, May 10 right on the Amazon campus as we hear from the Pennsylvania workers who get the products moving from the computer screen to our front door. Let’s stand with the warehouse workers and tell Amazon to treat all its employees with respect, dignity and decency.