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Amazon Workers Strike on Black Friday

Massimo Franchi il manifesto
Work at Amazon's distribution warehouses in Italy is backbreaking, and thousands of employees are part time and permanently on call. "It is a grim form of exploitation."

Amazon Workers Battle Their Bosses in Seattle and Germany

John Wojcik People's World / Deutsche Welle
Following a day of massive walkouts at three logistics centers in Germany on Monday in which a record 1,800 people participated, Amazon workers continued their strikes in Leipzig and Bad Hersfeld. In Seattle, multiple unions turned out to protest Amazon in solidarity with their union brothers and sisters in Germany.

Amazon Online Retailer Hit by Strike in Germany

Deutsche Welle
Workers at two German Amazon locations have walked out in support of higher wages and to press their right to collective bargaining. The all-day stoppage is set to disrupt services in Amazon's second biggest market.
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