The Thursday before Thanksgiving is a holiday. Motherboard reported The following are some examples of how to use Amazon delivery drivers Palmdale is located in California have gone on strikeA first for The company. The drivers. unionized with the Teamsters The recognition was given in April. Amazon “Delivery Service Partner” In May (DSP), Battle-Tested Strategies, demand better pay and safer conditions. The 84 striking On Thursday, workers protested.

Motherboard’s original article used the headline “Amazon Delivery Drivers Walk Out in First-Ever Driver Strike.” After the event, a member of Amazon Email the magazine to request that they change their headline. From Motherboard’s article:

“I’m writing to ask if you’d be open to updating your headline of the story you just posted,” A spokesperson for the company wrote. “It reads that these drivers are ‘Amazon drivers’ and that is inaccurate given they are employed by Battle-Tested Strategies. Would you update the headline to read ‘drivers delivering for Amazon’?”

You can also read about it here AmazonThe company uses contractors to perform the work for the majority of its fleet, exercises a lot of control over these people it doesn’t You can also find out more about the technology by clicking here. employ. Beyond the fact they wear Amazon Clothing and driving delivery Wrapping trucks in Amazon’s artwork, the company has tightly controlled what its drivers You can control what you post and look like online. drivers You can also return to the area if it is unsafe. drivers To be employed, you must accept AI-surveillance.

These are not the only ones that can be used. drivers Wear Amazon Uniforms and Drive Amazon They are able to identify their trucks. Amazon The employees are monitored continuously and watched by Amazon Receive your managers’ salaries work Assignments Amazon, Amazon Through a false identity, the company attempted to legaly separate itself from its employees “Delivery Service Partner” (“DSP”) structure. This DSP structure is comprised of Amazon finds individuals—often with little to no experience running businesses—and purports to help those individuals “start” All the while, they are selling them a fake fantasy.

This complaint also points out that Amazon The company provides uniforms and trucks, establishes targets and conditions for employees, can terminate them unilaterally and more. The document states that Battle-Tested Strategies operates out of the same location. Amazon DAX8 is a facility that has three other “similarly captive” DSPs.

This document describes also the conditions that apply. drivers Face, including driving without air conditioner in “inhumane heat” The desert can reach temperatures of 118° Fahrenheit. In the vans. drivers Talking to Motherboard Feeling internal temperatures above 130 degrees Celsius “like walking into an oven.”

It is not unusual to see conditions like this in Australia. delivery world. In reality, the number of people who voted last week was more than 334,000 driversThe Teamsters scored a tentative deal to put air conditioners — air conditioners! — in all of the small package delivery UPS owns vehicles.