Employee Protests Are on the Rise at Retailers Like Amazon and Walmart

Corporate change may follow, but not as quickly as desired

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Large retailers are seeing more employees protesting to get a better quality of life and against certain business decisions. Michele Eve Sandberg/Corbis via Getty Images; Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images; Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

With a rallying cry of  “We are humans, not robots,” workers in Amazon’s warehouses have walked out multiple times this year over issues like a 30-hour-per-week cap and working conditions.

@lisalacy lisa.lacy@adweek.com Lisa Lacy is a senior writer at Adweek, where she focuses on retail and the growing reach of Amazon.
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