Tell Amazon Stop Enabling Ice Raids Support Amazon Workers

Hosted by Peoples Power Assembly

Monday, July 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

City Hall 100 Holliday Street Baltimore

On Prime Day Tell Amazon: Stop Enabling ICE Raids –
Support Amazon workers – (pick up petitions)

Despite horrific conditions at detention camps and the racist war on migrants and refugees, especially children, the richest man in the world Jeff Bezos continues to consolidate his wealth by profiting off of deportation and detention and exploiting Amazon workers.

Research shows that Amazon is helping ICE track, detain, and deport immigrants — in a big way! We’ve known that Amazon’s servers host Palantir, the company that provides ICE with “mission-critical services,” such as its case management software. But it turns out Amazon’s role in the deportation machine goes deeper than that. Through intense lobbying of policymakers and law
enforcement officials, Amazon and Palantir have secured a role as the backbone for the federal government’s immigration and law enforcement dragnet.

Support Amazon Workers

Amazon warehouse workers in Shakopee, Minn., plan to strike for six hours on Prime Day to demand better work conditions. A “community rally” including workers and supporters is also planned outside Amazon’s warehouse in Shakopee. Minnesota workers, most of them Somali and East African immigrants, will join co-workers from Seattle in the work stoppage.

Striking workers are demanding the right to organize, and to work at normal speeds. They also are calling on Amazon to address issues like climate change. Minnesota employees are expected to be joined by Amazon technology workers from Seattle.

In Baltimore, productivity rates are equally brutal and it’s been reported that 300 full time workers were fired in one year for failure to meet unbearable rates.

On Prime Days, let’s send a message to Amazon: End profiting off the detention of migrants and refugees and end the abuse of Amazon workers from Shakopee and Seattle to Baltimore.

For More Details on Amazon’s Relationship with ICE see here:

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