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Amazon workers join Black Friday walkout, strike in 40 countries

Added 11-25-22 01:03:01pm EST - “Thousands of Amazon workers are staging strikes and a walkout this Black Friday to push the company into paying better wages and enhance its climate policies.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Amazon workers join Black Friday walkout, strike in 40 countries”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Thousands of Amazon workers are staging strikes and a walkout this Black Friday to push the company into paying better wages and enhance its climate policies.

Employees from more than 40 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, and India, are taking part in the protest as part of the “Make Amazon Pay” campaign.

“It’s time for the tech giant to cease their awful, unsafe practices immediately, respect the law and negotiate with the workers who want to make their jobs better,” Christy Hoffman, one of the campaign’s organizers, told Bloomberg.

Amazon has been under scrutiny in recent years over its employees’ claims of unfair labor practices and push to unionize at some facilities.

Among those aiding advocacy efforts this season are Amazon Employees for Climate Justice and Greenpeace, a global environmental organization.

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