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Amazon Bows to the Unions

Antonio Sciotto Il Manifesto
Amazon and the trade unions representing its employees in Italy reached a “historic” agreement, signed at the Castel San Giovanni, which was the hub of last year’s Black Friday strike. Seventy percent of workers approved in a referendum.

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Amazon Bows to the Unions: New Shifts and Higher Wages

Antonio Sciotto Il Manifesto Global
After several short strikes and on-going organizing, workers at Amazon in Italy signed a contract that improves conditions and pay. This is the first time in Europe that Amazon has been forced by worker pressure to sign a union contract.

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Saggio da San Frediano # 8 – Lost in Translation – Strike at Amazon in Italia

Peter Olney Stansbury Forum
Amazon has become a symbol of the new economy in Italy and the unions are determined to make these new workplaces, union fortresses. While Italian labor law has many advantages compared to our own, patient worker based organizing remains the fundamental building block of organizing.
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