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Today, Amazon workers moved beyond the Chicago supply facility, DIL3. At the moment, workers are consistently listed as eligible to protest so much suffering that you are probably familiar, but today’s call was dubbed “Stop the megacity!” – It refers to 10 to 11 hours overnight transfer Employees say Amazon has implemented a variety of benefits.
The protest was led by a strong corps of organizers, the Amazons United Chicagoland, who refer to themselves as “Solidarity Union. ” (They are under the umbrella of Amazonians United, which has international alliances as well as chapters in Samramento and New York.) The Chicago Group was now organized in 2019 in the vicinity of the shutter warehouse DCH1. After them and nationwide protests, the workers have achieved several major victories, including a few Off time, PPE, and Advanced Covid-19 Security protocol.
Including one protest after another Claim The company that will talk to the organizers, Amazon shuts down DCH1. Last month the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Qualified DCH1 employees claim that Amazon took revenge against them for organizing them, tHe paused Reported, added That told NLRB staff that Amazon was planning to settle down.
Amazonians United Chicagoland, which Appeared Also last Thursday, Megasile has been campaigning for improvement for months. In this Petition, They claim, could change the place for Amazon job supervisors; Offer an extra 2 2 per hour for a ten-and-a-half hour megasic shift; The elevator travels safely for overnight transport, and a 20-minute break bar to stop chiselling. They say a typical megasical shift lasts from 1:20 a.m. to 11:50 p.m. The day worker shifts eight hours.
Organizers told the PBS-approved WTTW that about 20-30 people attended. In this Live broadcast, A man identified by WTW as Raquel Johnson said: “We are tired of using it. … We do a lot of work, but they give nothing back. ”
Ted Min told Gizmodo, a member of Amazonans United Chicagoland and a DIL3 picking associate, that he had two weeks to decide whether to take a megasical shift or face suspension. Amazon claims that it has an alternative “shift type” offer for workers who want to change benefits.
“It’s an easy spin,” Min said. “There’s only one megasic shift here, and it’s just a series of four nights in a row. So, for example, my shift is a total of seven shifts from 1:20 pm to 11:50 am on Wednesdays and Saturdays, this is just the same schedule in four separate iterations. “
Amazon Claimed To work with employees on a case-by-case basis, provides less narrow shifts to different facilities. Min, however, said it was like a false choice for many in the Chicago metropolis.
“The [nearby] The advantage is that there are eight hours There are shifts outside in the suburbs, ”he said. “It could be a couple –Travel for hours or more for anyone living in the city. Not only that, colleagues have tried to apply them and the terms are not readily available.
An Amazon spokesman emailed Gizmodo that the Chicago metropolitan area has nine filling and picking centers and eight supply centers. But Chicago is huge.
For those who took the megasichal, Min says that hour Separate the worker not only physically, but also from family and friends.
Min claims that DIL3 employees have repeatedly asked Amazon to break the megacetic shift to enable supervisors to work from home. They have called for paid lift rides to avoid the compelling risk of walking through unfamiliar neighborhoods at 1am to start work. He says Amazon did not respond to their request. An Amazon spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment. We’ll update the post if we hear it again.
Gizmodo asked why Min felt comfortable speaking on the record From NLRB Found Min’s claim that Amazon retaliated against him and others for organizing illegally has been substantiated.
“Management already knows who I am,” he said. “I have nothing to hide. And I know that my rights are legally protected not only by the First Amendment to the Constitution, but also by the National Labor Relations Act, which protects me from taking joint action.”
“Revenge is a very real thing,” he added. “It’s not that I’m not afraid. It’s just that I think the cost of not talking openly is more than the cost We don’t all have to talk about it. “
A spokesman for Amazon did not specifically address any questions about Megacichal, but did specifically mention certain “fulltime shifts”, including healthcare benefits, pay cuts and parental leave. They say such shifts are now becoming more common. “These full-time programs are typically used across our operations network and we have a number of partners who have the best support as well as transferring sites to them. They need. “