End Amazon.com's Sweatshop Warehouse
  • Petitioned Jeff Bezos

This petition was delivered to:

CEO, Amazon.com
Jeff Bezos

End Amazon.com's Sweatshop Warehouse

    1. Taylor Leake
    2. Petition by

      Taylor Leake

      Philadelphia, PA

Amazon.com's warehouse in Breinigsville, PA packs and ships the goods you buy online. It is an important part of the business because it is within one day's drive of a third of the population of the US and Canada. But the facility has become, quite literally, a sweatshop.

That's because Amazon.com has refused to turn on the AC in the facility. Over the summer, temperatures in the plant reached over 110 degrees. One worker said it was like "working in a convection oven while blow-drying your hair." Others describe coworkers passing out and feeling light headed. Add the absurdly high demands Amazon is putting on these workers, and you've got a real recipe for disaster.

What is worse is that Amazon knew how dangerous things were getting. Instead of cooling down the plant, they had an ambulance park outside.

This is simply unacceptable. Tell Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos to end these sweatshop conditions immediately!

Photo Credit: paulswansen

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 1,500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Elizabeth Small KANSAS CITY, MO
      • almost 2 years ago

      I won't buy from Amazon until I here this is fixed. Outrageous.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Syrena Todd INDIANAPOLIS, IN
      • almost 2 years ago

      My husband works at the amazon warehouse here in Indianapolis,Indiana

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Gabriel Ramirez SAN JUAN, PR
      • almost 2 years ago

      Workers should not be subject to extreme work environments that Amazon began parking an ambulance outside. Employees should be treated with dignity & respect, not abuse by their employer just to save costs.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Candace Johnson KAPOLEI, HI
      • almost 2 years ago

      sub human conditions

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Sharon DuBois YALE, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have a family member that works there. I hope the circulation will be improved before the weather heats up again.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.