The May Day strike is the latest in a wave of actions led by union and nonunion front-line workers. Last month, Amazon workers in New York City and more than 10,000 Instacart workers across the country staged a walkout.
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.
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.