ReviewMeta Supports Amazon Warehouse Workers’ Prime Day Strike
Amazon’s poor warehouse working conditions have been making the news recently, even being featured on HBO’s Last Week Tonight:
As the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon has significant responsibility in setting the stage for how companies treat their employees. With amazing logistical innovations like two/one/same day shipping, it is essential that these innovations don’t come at the cost of the employees.
ReviewMeta stands with warehouse workers in demanding Amazon provide more sustainable, healthy working conditions. We support the planned Prime Day strikes that are being organized at a warehouse in Minnesota:
We also support the workers right to unionize:
How to Show Your Support:
We think that the new promise of 1-day shipping is going to put even more pressure on already overworked warehouse staff. Combine this with the major increase in orders over Prime Day, and we encourage everyone to think twice about making purchases during this period of time.
- Opt for slower shipping. If you aren’t in a rush to get your items, opt for slower shipping. This often comes with a small credit to various other Amazon services like Prime Pantry or select digital items.
- Avoid making purchases from Amazon on Prime Day. If possible, make your Amazon purchases before or after the July 15-16 sales event.
- Share your support on social media. Let others know that you support warehouse workers and will be trying to lessen the impact during Prime Day.
Prime Days adds to the growing list of “sales holidays” (Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc) that are designed to get consumers shopping and buying more products — whether or not the consumer actually needs more things. At ReviewMeta, we encourage everyone to buy only what they need and really think twice about whether they need that 20% discounted waffle iron and if they need it delivered by tomorrow.
Always remember: you’re not saving money by buying junk you don’t need!