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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 06:34 PM

Amazonians United Wins PTO for all Amazon Workers

DCH1 Amazonians United
Mar 22 · 13 min read


Big change begins somewhere: an idea, a few conversations, solid people coming together, a plan, and courage. We know y’all can make big change too because we, a small crew of Amazon workers at DCH1 Chicago, just did our part to win Paid Time Off (PTO) for ALL Amazon workers. We heard that Sacramento Amazon workers started a petition for PTO. We saw pictures of them bravely walking out, demanding a meeting with their regional manager. We decided that we had to take action too. We managed to get 251 coworkers to join us in signing our PTO petition. Three crews from three different shifts turned the petition in to our top boss at three mandatory “All-Hands” meetings. More than half of our coworkers started wearing “Amazonians United for PTO” buttons at work everyday. We went up against the wealthiest man in the world and we won. We’re growing our movement, join us! This is just the beginning and this is the story of how we’ve been winning.

So why did we begin a campaign for PTO? Because we found out that Amazon was promising us Vacation Time and PTO on paper, but denying it to us in practice. Here’s what we read:




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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 06:40 PM

1. Excellent! That's great news!

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 06:45 PM

2. It really really is!!!

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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:13 PM

3. kick

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