Somali-Americans Become First in the US to Bring Amazon to the Negotiating Table

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L-R Hibaq Mohamed, Abdirahman Muse, Khadra Kassim and Safia Ahmed Ibrahim among workers forcing amazon to negotiating table

Somalilandsun- Soon after Hibaq Mohamed immigrated to Minneapolis from Kenya, where she had been living as a refugee, in 2016 she got a job at a new Amazon warehouse near the city. At first, she enjoyed packing boxes for delivery to consumers.

But over time, she said, Amazon required her and her co-workers to pack at a faster rate, at least 230 items an hour, up from 160. Ms. Mohamed, who is Muslim, said that Amazon let her take paid breaks to pray, as required by state law, but that her managers had told her that she still needed to keep pace. Continue reading Somali Workers in Minnesota Force Amazon to Negotiate

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