Amazon is once again in hot water after its Chicago warehouse offered workers chicken and waffles to celebrate Juneteenth – the day the slaves were freed.
“We stand in solidarity honoring the black community by supporting local black businesses.
We are happy to share an authentic meal crafted by Chicago’s Chicken + Waffles June 19th,” a sign read, which was posted n the DCH1 Amazonians United Facebook Page the group.
“On Juneteenth, a day to celebrate some level of Liberation and Freedom won by Black people, Amazon is ‘standing in solidarity’ and ‘honoring the Black community’ by giving us, majority Black workforce at DCH1, Chicken and Waffles,” the DCH1 Amazonians quipped.
Commenters slammed the company in the post with one asking “Should I bring the watermelon too?”.
The spokesperson said that the warehouse’s Juneteenth catering was being ordered from one of the employees’ favorite restaurants.
Amazon has been blasted recently for the inhumane conditions in its warehouses as well as firing workers who try to unionize. »