Amazon workers in Shakopee walk out, demand increased pay
Updated On: May 03, 2022
May 2nd, 2022.
The workers are asking for a pay increase of $3 per hour and time off for Eid, which began Sunday.
Workers at Amazon’s warehouse in Shakopee walked out Friday night, calling for increased pay and time off during the Eid holiday.
According to the Awood Center, which advocates for East African communities in Minnesota, around 100 workers walked off the job Friday.
The workers are asking for an increase of $3 per hour for all shifts and united volunteer time off for Eid, which began Sunday. Workers have been offered VTO (Volunteer Time Off) for Eid in past years, according to the Awood Center.