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The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, May 13, 2019. Although strollers are rarely discounted, you can score up to 69 percent off the full retail price of many popular models and brands today. "The month of July is no different". Last year, Amazon raised its minimum wage to $15 an hour for all USA employees, and chief executive and founder Jeff Bezos has challenged his retail rivals to do the same.

Amazon workers in Minnesota held a strike Monday for a six-hour walkout, protesting working conditions at the e-commerce giant.

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The Shakopee fulfillment center is one of Amazon's roughly 75 such facilities in North America, but Brady said she wants her message to carry all the way to Seattle. Amazon employees have also alleged that the company terminates workers for taking too many restroom breaks. A group of tech workers in Seattle, called Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, is supporting the strike.

At a warehouse in Shakopee, Minnesota, Amazon workers staged a protest Monday to raise awareness of what they say are unfair working conditions. Mahammud Hirsi, who didn't go on strike, started as a part-time associate at Amazon four years ago and is now a full-time manager.

"We're organizing to demand Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos create a safe and humane working environment, slow down the pace of work to reasonable speeds, and respect their fundamental right to organize", he added, asking supporters to sign a petition calling on Bezos to stop exploiting the employees who have helped make him one of the richest people on the planet.

"These groups are conjuring misinformation to work in their favour, when in fact we already offer the things they purport to be their cause - industry-leading pay, benefits, and a safe workplace for our employees".

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