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While Amazon is working to push its big Prime Day summer sale this week, activists and unions are using the day to highlight their many concerns about the world's biggest online store. Their concerns vary widely, from working conditions in warehouses to climate issues to its ties to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Much of the activist attention in the US was directed at Shakopee, Minnesota, where Amazon warehouse workers protested Monday, in the middle of the Prime Day sale. They wanted to raise awareness to what they describe as poor working conditions and a lack of career advancement for the warehouse's many East African employees.

Those workers were joined by tech workers from Amazon Employees For Climate Justice, a group pushing Amazon to address climate issues, who flew in from Seattle to walk the picket line.

Other activities took place in New York, Seattle, San Francisco and Europe, according to organizers.


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