Photos of workers and activists protesting Amazon on Black Friday

Photos of workers and activists protesting Amazon on Black Friday

On Black Friday — the biggest shopping day of the year in the U.S. and the kickoff of holiday season shopping as a whole — Amazon workers in 15 countries protested the corporation in an action called #MakeAmazonPay. UNI, a global trade union based in Switzerland, announced the #MakeAmazonPay action with a statement about workers, global climate and progressive organizations coming together to make it happen. 
UNI pointed out several of Amazon’s ills in the first sentence of their statement: anti-union practices, climate impact, not caring about worker safety, and avoiding taxes. In their list of demands, Amazon workers call for improved working conditions, a commitment to respecting workers’ universal rights, more sustainability, and that the company gives back to society. Organizations such as Greenpeace and UNI itself signed the list of demands, and anyone in the public can do so as well on #MakeAmazonPay’s website.  Read more…More about Amazon, Protests, Unions, Workers Rights, and Tech
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