Elizabeth Warren backs Amazon workers striking on Prime Day

Elizabeth Warren backs Amazon workers striking on Prime Day
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Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMinimum wage setback revives progressive calls to nix Senate filibuster Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm Becerra says he wants to 'build on' ObamaCare when pressed on Medicare for All MORE (D-Mass.) offered her support to Amazon workers striking on Prime Day, as she expressed the need to hold large corporations accountable in a tweet on Monday. 

"I fully support Amazon workers' Prime Day strike," Warren tweeted. "Their fight for safe and reliable jobs is another reminder that we must come together to hold big corporations accountable." 




Amazon workers in Shakopee, Minn., went on strike for the company's two-day sales event, criticizing the company's work demands and conditions. 

A number of the company's employees in its Seattle headquarters have also come out in favor of the protest. 

Warren has been a critic of Amazon and became the first major 2020 presidential candidate to call for the breakup of big tech companies in March. 

"To restore the balance of power in our democracy, to promote competition, and to ensure that the next generation of technology innovation is as vibrant as the last, it’s time to break up our biggest tech companies," Warren wrote on Medium.