CHICAGO (CBS)-- It's "Cyber Monday" and Amazon workers are walking out.
For the second time in two months, workers at the Joliet Amazon warehouse are demanding better working conditions. The employees are hoping to send a signal to Amazon management about fair pay and safer working conditions.
Cyber Monday marks the beginning of the busy holiday season and this Joliet warehouse is a cross dock facility, the only one in the state.
This space acts as a central hub for products coming in from vendors around the world.
The workers say if the space were to shut down on Cyber Monday, Amazon could lose millions of dollars per minute.
"This is one of the most ramped up days of the year, one of the most profitable, it's basically making sure everyone knows this is just a first fight that will help us in the long run," an Amazon employee told CBS 2.
Last month, the workers walked out on Prime Day with the same message
In May, racist death threats were found in a facility bathroom, but the staff say the management did nothing and this just left workers afraid for their safety.
An Amazon spokesperson released the following statement:
"Despite a small demonstration initiated by outside groups, the overwhelming majority of our team members at our facility in Joliet, IL continued to do what they do every day, deliver for our customers. While we're always listening and looking at ways to improve, we remain proud of the competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, and safe work experience we provide."
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